Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Lemmietta McNeillyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_2148


The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.



Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.


Empowering and supporting audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists through:
  • Advancing science

  • Setting standards

  • Fostering excellence in professional practice

  • Advocating for members and those they serve

Landmark Contributions

ASHA has had several names during its more than 90-year history. The first was the American Academy of Speech Correction (1925). The current name, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), was adopted in 1978. ASHA is the nation’s leading professional, credentialing,...

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References and Readings

  1. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2016). Scope of practice in speech-language pathology [Scope of practice]. Available from www.asha.org/policy/
  2. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. www.asha.org

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationRockvilleUSA