The Mission of the District of Columbia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (DCSHA) is to enhance the provision of quality services for people with communication disorders and their families by protecting and serving the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology in Washington, DC through legislative and regulatory advocacy, opportunities for professional development, and public awareness.
The District of Columbia Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a non-profit professional association of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and professional affiliates and associates dedicated to the provision of and improvement in clinical services to people with communicative handicaps. The organization pursues a multifaceted purpose, including:
- To advocate for the rights of persons with communicative disorders.
- To disseminate information regarding communication disorders and services available for those with communicative handicaps.
- To share scientific and clinical information to improve the quality of services and programs for people with communicative handicaps.
- To stimulate professional growth through continuing education.
- To promote methods for quality assurance to consumers of speech pathology and audiology services.
- To encourage research in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, and speech and hearing science.