Empowering our members by providing opportunities for professional development, advocacy, and leadership development necessary to foster excellence in the services provided to individuals with communication and related disorders.
Empowering Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Speech-Language and Hearing scientists to unlock communication for individuals with communication disorders.
Founded in 1945, the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA) is a professional association representing speech-language pathologists and audiologists throughout Ohio. OSLHA is recognized by the national American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) as the official professional organization for Ohio. OSLHA members provide services for the evaluation and rehabilitation of communicative disorders. Members work in a variety of settings including: clinics, health care facilities, hospitals, private practice, schools, and universities. Members must abide by the OSLHA Code of Ethics .
The purposes of this Association shall be:
a) to represent the professional interests of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in Ohio;
b) to advocate for service recipients by promoting quality prevention and intervention programs and educational opportunities for those with disorders of human communication;
c) to promote the highest standards of preparation and practice in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology;
d) to promote professional growth and unity;
e) to promote public awareness and influence public opinion concerning the professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and the needs of the communicatively handicapped;
f) to foster the adoption and practice of ethical principles in the field of communication disorders;
g) to encourage basic scientific research of processes of human communication and disseminate the results; and
h) to encourage the interchange of information, affiliation, and cooperation with other professional and service organizations concerned with human communication and its disorders.