The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
Having a child diagnosed with dyslexia can be a traumatic experience. While dyslexia can make reading more difficult, with the right instruction, almost all individuals with dyslexia can learn to read.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
(CHADD) is in the forefront in creating and implementing programs and services in response to the needs of adults and families affected by ADHD through collaborative partnerships and advocacy, including training for parents and K-12 teachers, hosting educational webinars and workshops, being an informative clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based ADHD information, and providing information specialists to support the ADHD community.
The Association promotes the prevention and treatment of communication and related disorders, supports and upholds high standards of educational qualifications and ethical practice, provides opportunities for professional development, and advocates for the interests of speech-language pathologists and audiologists and the persons they serve.