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Friday, April 10, 2020  
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Why Join WSHA?
With a current membership of over 650 practitioners, researchers, educators, and students, WSHA is THE professional organization for communication disorders in the State of Wisconsin. 

Every Member Counts!
In these budget-tightening times, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Wisconsin need to have a strong voice in Madison to ensure that the services we provide continue to be supported. We need the combined efforts of our membership to continue to succeed. When WSHA’s lobbyist represents professional interests before the state legislature, make sure that YOUR interests are included in WSHA’s voice. As a member of WSHA, you will receive regular updates as we continue our work on these important workforce issues – don’t miss out! The strength of WSHA depends on the strength and depth of our membership. Every member counts!

 

The Value of WSHA Membership

  • Representation by Wisconsin’s premier lobbying firm on health and education issues affecting our professions
  • Presence at state decision making meetings that impact your work place and the service you provide to those with communication disorders
  • Multiple opportunities each year to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU)
  • Discounted registration fees at the annual convention and other conferences
  • A dynamic Web site (www.wisha.org) with sections for members, students, and consumers that are updated frequently for our changing professions
  • Regular electronic newsletters, covering professional activities and information needed by audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • A committee structure that monitors virtually every aspect of the professions and offers numerous opportunities for participation
  • A forum to network with peers to share ideas and manage change
  • An online membership directory listing member specialties and communication disorder resources – a great way to connect with colleagues!
  • Quick contact with the WSHA office by a toll-free number (800-545-0640)
  • Access to the network of state speech-language-hearing associations
  • Liaison with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Still unsure if WSHA is right for you? Hear more from current members about why WSHA membership is important to them:

"WSHA has provided me opportunities to meet and collaborate with others in speech and language pathology and audiology.  Most importantly, however, it has given me confidence to be involved beyond my singular patients. In collaboration with WSHA I have the privilege to represent a field, community and people that I passionately serve day in and day out. I've grown my involvement from student membership to participation in convention, annual meetings and as a student representative." - Brianna Ralston, Third-Year Graduate Student Clinician, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

"We're affiliate members of WSHA because we support the advocacy, education, and awareness they provide for our industry. The WSHA Annual Convention and Membership Directory have both been wonderful opportunities to showcase the speech-generating devices and services we provide here at TTMT." - Michelle Cramer, MS, CCC-SLP

 

"I am a WSHA member because they keep audiologists and SLPs in Wisconsin up to date on advocacy issues at the state and national levels. I also enjoy networking with my colleagues at the Audiology Fall Update and WSHA convention." - Amy Kroll, AuD, CCC-A, Clinical Associate Professor, UW-Madison - Communication Sciences and Disorders

 

"My WSHA membership is important to me because it allows me to build collaborative relationships with other professionals and supports advocacy efforts on behalf of speech language pathologists and audiologists." - Courtney Seidel, MS, CCC-SLP, Associate Clinic Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

Get Involved!

The Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) is looking for motivated Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in Wisconsin who want to give back to their profession.  Check out a list of volunteer opportunities available to you:

  • Annual Conference Committee
  • Audiology Update Committee
  • Honors/Awards Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Government Affairs
  • Student
  • Continuing Education Chair

 

CLICK HERE to get started today!   

 

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