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The purpose of this organization is to promote the profession of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, maintain a liaison with other professional organizations and the community, act as an advocate for all persons with communicative impairments, and provide opportunities to members to assemble regularly to engage in professional activities. 


Membership in the Capital Area Speech-Hearing-Association consists of the following: 

  • Regular Members are the voting body of the organization. The officers of the Executive Council shall be elected from this body. 
  • Associate Members are entitled to all membership privileges except those of the voting and holding office. 
  • Student Members are entitled to all membership privileges except those of voting and holding office.

ATTENTION:  There will be a NEW ASHA CEU Participant Form that you will be filling out and submitting at the end of all future workshops.  The form requires your name, address, daytime phone, email, and ASHA number - similar to the previous form.  The following will be new:  IF YOU ARE NOT AN ASHA MEMBER OR CCC HOLDER, YOU MUST BE LICENSED OR CREDENTIALED TO PRACTICE SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (SLP) OR AUDIOLOGY OR PREPARING TO PRACTICE TO EARN ASHA CEU'S.  UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU WILL NEED ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:   YOUR LICENSE NUMBER, CERTIFIED STATE/ORGANIZATION AND NUMBER, CLINICAL FELLOW SUPERVISOR'S NAME AND HIS/HER ASHA ACCOUNT NUMBER, AND/OR IF YOU ARE ENROLLED IN A GRADUATE PROGRAM IN SLP OR AUDIOLOGY, THE NAME OF THE UNIVERSITY AND EXPECTED GRADUATION DATE.






Call for Nominations:
CASHA's Distinguished Service Award
Click here for nomination form and details.




Congratulations are in order for the 2014 CASHA Scholarship Recipients!



On May 16, 2014, at the CASHA Spring Conference, Ms. Ashley Bucci and Mrs. Natalie Lorbecki were each awarded an $800.00 scholarship to use towards the completion of their masters program.  Both women stood out from the competition because of their dedication and enthusiasm to the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Ms. Ashley Bucci is working towards the completion of her Doctoral degree in Audiology at the State University of New York in Buffalo with an expected graduation date of May 2018.  Mrs. Natalie Lorbecki is currently completing her Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology at The College of Saint Rose with an expected completion date of May 2015.  

Both recipients are extremely well deserving of this scholarship and we wish them the best of luck as they complete their programs.  Great work!



2013 CASHA Holiday Tree 
This year's tree was displayed at the Festival of Trees at the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Community Center.




  
Congratulations to Luanne McKinlay,
Recipient of CASHA’s 2013 Distinguished Service Award


CASHA’s Distinguished Service Award was pre-sented to Luanne McKinlay, M.S. CCC-SLP, at the Fall Conference on October 28, 2013. Luanne is certainly deserving of this award as demonstrated through her work with clients and students, and through the remarkable service and commitment she has put forth to strengthen the field of Speech and Language Pathology for other professionals. Luanne has worked in several school and clinical settings including Bethlehem Middle School, Albany Central School District, Circle of Friends Preschool, Optimum Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and Ormond Beach Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Ormond Beach, Florida. Additionally, Luanne spent five years teaching at the College of Saint Rose where she instructed courses such as Articulation Disorders,Clinical Methods, and Survey of Communication Disorders. She has been honored by ASHA with the Award for Continuing Education, is a member of NYSSLHA, is on the Board of Regional Presidents for New York State, and won the Distinguished Service Award in 2011 from that very board. Currently, Luanne works at Questar III providing speech and language therapy for elementary, middle and high school students, as well as providing therapy through private practice. Luanne has volunteered innumerable hours on the Executive Board of CASHA over the last 12 years. Her service has included being the Awards Chairperson, Vice President, and most recently, the President for the last 6 years. Luanne has defined herself through her hard work, professionalism, and commitment to the field of Speech and Language Pathology. She has made a distinguished difference in the lives of clients, students, therapists and professionals around her.
Thank you and congratulations Luanne!

Erika Hover, Award Chair