Mission Statement

The mission of the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association is to be the organization that individuals with communication challenges, and professionals who serve them rely on for advocacy, quality service, education, and attainment of the highest professional standards.

The Purpose of ISHA

Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) is organized to promote speech-language and hearing as an area of science and as a service profession. Likewise, the organization seeks to promote the prevention of disorders of human communication, and further:
  • To stimulate among individuals in the areas of education, medicine, government and members of the general public a continued and greater interest in communication disorders and processes.
  • To encourage and foster the growth of services for individuals with communication problems.
  • To encourage the best possible training for speech-language and hearing scientists, audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
  • To encourage and foster the growth of communication sciences.
  • To provide for the exchange of information and ideas among members of the association.
  • To promote understanding and cooperation among both public and private agencies interested in development, growth and research in communication processes.
  • To advocate the rights of persons with communication disorders and promote the individual and collective professional interests of the members of the association.
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