About Us

Mission Statement

The Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association informs and connects current and future speech-language pathologists and audiologists through education, advocacy, and the promotion of professional integrity.


Vision Statement

Be the professional community for all Iowa speech-language pathologist and audiologists.

Our Purpose

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.