The Mission of the District of Columbia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (DCSHA) is to enhance the provision of quality services for people with communication disorders and their families by protecting and serving the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology in Washington, DC through legislative and regulatory advocacy, opportunities for professional development, and public awareness.
The District of Columbia Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a non-profit professional association of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and professional affiliates and associates dedicated to the provision of and improvement in clinical services to people with communicative handicaps. The organization pursues a multifaceted purpose, including:
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The District of Columbia Speech-Hearing Association (DCSHA) is the most recognized and respected voice for communication sciences and disorder professions in Washington DC. DCSHA is your link to fellow audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech-language-hearing scientists and speech-language pathology assistants. In addition DCSHA welcomes students who are currently studying communication sciences and disorders.
Are you interested in networking with fellow professionals? Looking to volunteer? Seeking a connection to local resources? Wondering how to use your personal skills for professional development, leadership, strategic planning or committee work? Searching for ways to earn CEUs locally?
Join DCSHA and benefit from the collective knowledge of fellow professionals as well as legal questions you may have about speech-language legislation and issues.
As a DCSHA member you will be able to take advantage of these valuable benefits:
All regular members must hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in the field of audiology and/or speech-language pathology or science. Elected and/or appointed offices shall be limited to Regular and/or Joint members. Regular members are part of the voting body.
All joint members must hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in the field of audiology and/or speech-language pathology or science. Joint members must also be an active member of the Maryland and/or Virginia state speech and hearing associations. Proof of membership is required. Elected and/or appointed offices shall be limited to regular or Joint members. Joint members are part of the voting body.
Student members are those members who are presently studying the field of audiology and/or speech-language pathology or science. Student members shall not be a part of the voting body. Student members may not be elected or appointed to an office. Student membership applies to undergraduate and graduate level students. Persons in their CFY year should apply for regular membership
Retired members must be 65 years and older and no longer employed as a professional SLP/AUD
Associate members are those members who do not hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in the field of audiology or speech-language pathology or science. Associate members shall not be part of the voting body. Associate members may not be elected or appointed to an office.