Nominate an ASHA Innovator

The ASHA Innovator is a monthly feature designed to recognize and spotlight the challenging and demanding work performed throughout the country by talented and innovative communications sciences and disorders (CSD) practitioners. The initiative is led by ASHA’s 2023 Board of Directors President Robert M. Augustine, PhD, CCC-SLP.

As an ASHA member, you belong to a thriving community of engaged professionals, and ASHA values its members’ contributions to the field and their communities! Do you know someone who is leading innovation and would like for them to be considered for a future ASHA Innovator feature? Nominate them today by filling out the form below for a chance to be highlighted on ASHA’s social media channels. If they are selected, you will both be contacted prior to posting.

We are currently only accepting nominees from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Thank you for taking the time to share!

What is innovation?
“Innovation is the courage to pursue change when conditions present opportunities.”

— Dr. Robert Augustine

Dr. Augustine’s six criteria for innovation that leads to impact (LEGACY):

  1. Leading innovation
  2. Engaging influencers 
  3. Guiding change
  1. Articulating a vision
  2. Courageously overcoming barriers
  3. Yes, to opportunities

ASHA is seeking to highlight someone who is leading innovation in:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Telehealth
  • Education/Training
  • Research
  • Prevention
  • Practice Areas
  • Schools
  • Mentoring

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