The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. Information is provided for ASHA and NSSHLA members, professionals, students, and the public.
ASHA provides information about the profession, employment settings, and the need for qualified speech-language pathologists and audiologists to fill the shortages in service provision throughout the United States.
The National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders. Students can be dues-paying members of the national organization and/or participate in the Bridgewater State College of NSSHLA at no cost.
ASHAs Guide to Graduate Programs contains the official listing of graduate education programs in audiology and in speech-language pathology that are accredited or have been awarded candidacy (pre-accreditation) by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).
Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association home page.
The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is the division of professional licensure that credentials ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Board also licenses Assistants in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Application forms are available for download.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC has a special interest division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) http://education.gsu.edu/
The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) is the world's largest professional organization of, by and for audiologists. Information about audiology is provided for members, consumers, and students.
The Educational Audiology Association is an international organization of Audiologists and related professionals who deliver a full spectrum of hearing services to all children, particularly those in educational settings.
The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.
The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is the largest self-help support organization in the United States for people who stutter.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Health information on a variety of communicative disorders including voice, speech, language, and hearing, is provided.
The Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology promotes excellence in hearing care through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and habilitative services.
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center provides information of deafness, hearing loss, sign language, interpreting, and deaf education.
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is a lifelong resource, support network and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss. Through publications, advocacy, training, scholarships and financial aid, AG Bell promotes the use of spoken language and hearing technology.
National Aphasia Association (NAA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association home page.
A collection of internet connections to communication disorders by Dr. Judith Kuster of the Department of Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitative Services of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Last Modified: June 27, 2012