Rhode Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association


The mission of RISHA is to support the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology through advocacy, public awareness, and professional development on behalf of its members and the individual they serve.

Save the Date!

RISHA 2018 Conference

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Rhode Island College

Please mark your calendar for RISHA's 2018 Conference to be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Rhode Island College in Providence!  RISHA is busy scheduling speakers that we hope will address some of the professions hottest topics.  Our goal will be to provide our members with new knowledge and skills which they can apply directly to practice.  Please watch for the conference brochure in the mail and online in early February.

CEUs will be available and registration will be reduced for RISHA members.  Please share this information with colleagues.  Looking forward to an interesting and enriching day of presentations.

Thinking about Telepractice in Rhode Island?

Laws and regulations for each state on telepractice, telesupervision, and reimbursement are now available. Visit ASHA’s State-by-State page, select your state of interest, and find the section on telepractice requirements. Use these pages to help guide your practice and understand the requirements at the state level.


Schools Committee 

January 2018 Meeting

Please join other school-based colleagues for an evening of discussion and sharing of ideas!  The next Schools Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm at Brewed Awakenings at 1316 Bald Hill Road in Warwick (please note change of location!).  This year's topics will include RIDE Evaluation of Support Professionals, Exit Criteria for Speech and Language Therapy and Rubrics.  Please contact one of the co-chairs listed below if you will be joining us.  Keleigh or Lynn would also be interested in any topics or initiatives you would like to share or learn more about.

Thank you!

Keleigh Sabourin


Lynn Feldman


Please let us know how the full implementation of the evaluation system is going! Contact us through this website or email Ellen Connery

Please send us information on the impact of the 9 year old rule in RI- how it affects the students served in our schools.

News from ASHA

Please take time to read this new and important guidance from the US Department of Education on the need for comprehensive evaluation appropriate treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASHA wants all members to have this information in hand when advocating for SLP services for children with ASD. Please read and you will find background, actions members can take, and talking points when discussing this topic with supervisors. Click here for more information.

Get Involved

Please consider volunteering your time and getting involved! RISHA is a great organization which always needs new volunteers. Contact President Mary Boyle at mboyle3@cox.net if you are interested in volunteer opportunities.