American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Opportunities for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

ASHA has established several programs and resources for work within the field.

Education

ASHA has created a list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis Programs.

Empowerment through Volunteerism

ASHA's Multicultural Issues Board reminds us of the ABC's of Empowerment through volunteering in ASHA.

Mentoring

ASHA's online mentoring programs engage mentees and mentors in discussions on a wide range of issues ranging from what to expect on your first day in the clinic to state-of-the-art practices presented by recognized experts in the field.

Networking

ASHA member's work together to ensure that appropriate assessment, intervention and information is distributed. Multicultural constituency groups connect to share current news and research.

The Special Interest Group on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations (Division 14) was established to study, apply and advance knowledge of normal communication, communication disorders, and service delivery issues that affect African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, American Indians, and other culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

The list of International Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Associations provides contact information for international associations.

ASHA and NSSLHA Members have the opportunity to connect with each other in the ASHA Community.

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of human communication and related disabilities. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). NSSLHA has approximately 11,000 members with chapters in more than 294 colleges and universities. Visit the NSSLHA website for more information and to join.

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