Organizational Overview

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association is to advocate for individuals with communication impairments and the professionals who serve them in order to insure that the integrity of services is maintained.

Vision Statement

Our goal is to ensure the highest quality of speech-language pathology and audiology services for the consumers in Pennsylvania. We aim to accomplish this by:

  • Timely and informative communication with our membership
  • Continuing education opportunities for professionals
  • Advocating for the highest standards in quality of care by providing professionals with information on evidence-based practice and advocating for professional licensure across all settings
  • Establishing programs to target personnel shortages in the professions
  • Developing future leaders in the professions by increasing opportunities for students and member professionals.
  • Developing task forces to serve as a resource and advocacy group for professionals and consumers in the state.

Who We Are

The Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, founded in 1960, is a professional organization of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and teachers of the hearing impaired.

  • Serves as a liaison between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and its Pennsylvania members.
  • All Volunteer Executive Board
  • Represents its members’ interests in legislative affairs.
  • Recommends standards for training and practices.
  • Provides information about effective programs and services in communication disorders and other related fields.
  • Works to inform the public about the profession, careers, programs and services in the field of communication disorders.
  • Encourages basic scientific study of the process of individual human communication.
  • Monitors Licensure Board activities.

Constitution →
PSHA Strategic Plan →