American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 99,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Includes a wide range of information resources about the organization and the profession.
Academy of Aphasia The Academy of Aphasia was founded in 1962 and held its first meeting in Chicago in 1963. From an initial group of 9 charter members, the Academy has grown to include more than 180 members from both clinical and research fields and has attracted significant national and international interest.
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences ANCDS is a non-profit professional association that supports practitioners who serve individuals with neurologic communication disorders by providing education, training, and certification opportunities to promote high quality professional service.
American Academy of Audiology The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 12,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is an international non-profit medical society of health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on birth defects of the head and face. The members of ACPA serve an extremely important role in the management of children and adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and craniofacial anomalies. For over 65 years, their goal has been to provide optimal care for this group of patients and their families. Because of the diverse needs of these patients, and the required services of many different specialists, interdisciplinary cooperation and team care is essential to the patients served.
National Hearing Conservation Association NHCA was formed in 1976 to provide a forum where others of similar persuasion could share information and gain increased insights regarding occupational hearing conservation. Today NHCA is composed of audiologists, physicians, industrial hygienists, safety specialists, engineers, scientists, occupational health nurses and hearing conservationists, equipment manufacturers, students, and others, all of whom are active in hearing conservation. The Association's vital concern and focus has broadened to not only include the prevention of hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in the American work force, but also in the general population.
The Voice Foundation The Voice Foundation was founded in 1969 by the internationally celebrated voice specialist Wilbur James Gould, M.D.. At that time interdisciplinary care of the human voice was non-existent. Dr. Gould’s groundbreaking foresight brought together physicians, scientists, speech-language pathologists, performers, and teachers to share their knowledge and expertise in the care of the professional voice user.
ASHA Certification General information on benefits of ASHA certification, code of ethics, exams, and other issues.
ASHA Practice Portal The goal of ASHA's Practice Portal is to facilitate clinical decision making and increase practice efficiency for audiologists and speech-language pathologists by providing resources on clinical and professional topics and linking to available evidence. Learn more about our content development process.
Clinical Research - Speech Language Pathology (NIH) The Speech Language Pathology team conducts research collaboratively and independently. The research primarily involves identifying and reducing functional limitations associated with various aspects of communication and swallowing. Oral video-fluorography evaluations of swallowing are used in patients with neurological and neuromuscular conditions as well as head and neck cancer. Research studies in development will focus on genetic and neurological disorders that affect speech, swallowing and language deficits. Some current research activities are addressing: