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October is just around the corner. The RISHA executive board has resumed meeting as well as the active committees including the SCHOOLS, GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS, SCHOLARSHIP, MEDICAL FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS (Conference). Congratulations to Ellen Moore and all of the teachers of the year from across the Ocean State who will be honored at Waterfire on 9/27/2014.RISHA NEEDS member volunteers to serve in the following volunteer capacities; Conference Committee Chairperson or member, Scholarship Committee members, Schools Committee members, Governmental Relations Committee members, Medical Facilities Committee committee members, nominating committee members, ASHA SEAL and Asha STAR representatives and the elected positions of Treasurer and President (or President Elect). PLEASE consider volunteering your time. We have worked diligently in the past few years to streamline the board and the operation of the organization to minimize the time commitment. RISHA absolutely needs new members with new ideas!

If you submitted a listing for the Private Practice Directory, please keep checking to review your information on this website under the membership section where you see Business Directory. We will continue to offer this Free service to members until we improve this offering! It is a work in progress . Remember to update your listing each year with your membership renewal.

Membership renewals will be mailed out SOON. Please renew early and encourage your colleagues to join. Remember that the membership year runs from January 1- December 31st of the calendar year.

Please consider nominating a colleague for one of our annual awards. RISHA wants to continue to recognize our members working in a variety of settings. Please feel free to submit stories for our newsletters to the RISHA Office Manager Dora Arsenault at



SEPTEMBER— THe RISHA Executive Board Meeting was held at the NEW CBS Therapy Office on Park Avenue in Cranston on September 23rd. Congratulations to Peter Erklauer and Mike Smith.
/>The Schools Committee Meeting (SLP evaluation system/ SOO brainstorm session) was held at North Kingstown Town Library; 100 Boone St. NK; 4:15-6:00 pm. School-based members gathered to share SOO’s and discuss other issues.
UPCOMING EVENTSp>OCTOBER 6, 2014– RISHA CE event (.25 CEUs); Creating Good Social Stories; Warwick Public Library; 4:30-7:00 pm. Please see link below for further information and speaker disclosures

OCTOBER 21, 2014– RISHA Schools Committee meeting; North Kingstown Town Library; 4:15-6:00 pm.


MARCH 28, 2015– Annual RISHA Conference Crowne Plaza Warwick RI

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Workshop Opportunity !!

Integrated Manual Therapy for Voice, Speech and Swallowing Level I

Sept 18th and 19th, 2014,           1.4 ASHA CEUs offered through RISHA

Presented by:  Michele Fava, CCC-SLP, founder and owner of Clear Voice Therapy in Providence, RI

Register now, limited space available to provide optimal hands on learning experience

Please view or download brochure below for further information/registration form

Manual Therapy Workshop Brochure Level I September 2014 with ASHA CEU’s