The Washington Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSLHA) was formed in 1956 as a professional and scholarly organization which promotes professional excellence in speech-language pathology and audiology. The mission of WSLHA is to act as the primary resource and advocate for its members and those they serve through legislation, continuing education, collaboration, professional endeavors and publications.

The WSLHA promotes

  • the study of normal and disordered human communication
  • the prevention, assessment and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders
  • the highest professional standards and ethical practices
  • promote cooperation among persons dealing with communication disorders as exemplified in educational, clinical, rehabilitative and industrial settings in the state
  • encourage scientific study of normal and disordered communication and to improve evaluation and intervention procedures
  • the exchange and dissemination of information related to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders and the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology
  • encourage a better understanding of, and a deeper interest in, persons with speech, language and/or hearing disorders by professionals in related disciplines and by the general public
  • the advocacy for the rights of and optimum services for persons with communication disorders, and
  • the individual and collective professional interests of members of the association.

WSLHA has adopted the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Code of Ethics.

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