Rhode Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association


All the snow is taking its toll on everyone! Congratulations to our new RISHA President Gail Robinson. Gail will serve a 2-year term from January 1, 2015- December 31, 2016. Congratulations to Alan Gravell who will continue as Treasurer for 2015. Congratulations and thank you to MJ Reidy who has agreed to serve as the ASHA SEAL (State Education Advocacy Liason). RISHA still needs an ASHA STAR (State Advocate for Reimbursement) and will need a President-elect for 2016. Please consider volunteering your time and getting involved. This great organization needs new volunteers. Please contact Dora Arsenault in you are interested in volunteer opportunities. Please renew your membership now. At this time you must renew by mail. Please contact Dora Arsenault for information at doraclay1@verizon.net. Please nominate a colleague for an award of the association. Nominees can work in any work setting. Please provide the nominees name, address, phone number, email address & work setting. State why you are nominating the individual SLP or AUD and please be sure to include your name and contact information. PLEASE recognize your colleagues for the work they do!!! School-based SLPs don't forget to nominate a colleague for the RIDE SLP of the Year ASAP! Nominations are due by MARCH 20, 2015. Students--- please submit your applications for the RISHA 2015 scholarship soon. Click the tab at the top of the page for details! REGISTER NOW for the 2015 annual conference. Join your colleagues for a great day filled with raffles and excellent continuing education!!!


2015 School Committee Meetings
3/23 and 5/5

All meetings are at the North Kingstown Town Library upstairs meeting room from 4:15-6pm

Join the committee or attend a meeting
Contact Chairpersons Keleigh Sabourin or Lynn Feldman for more info. kelsab1@aol.com or

*Please let us know how the full implementation of the evaluation system is going! Contact us through this website or email Ellen Connery at ellenconnery@verizon.net

*Please send us information on the impact of the 9 year old rule in RI- how it affects the students served in our schools. You can send any comments to ellenconnery@verizon.net.

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

RISHA 2015 Brochure

UPDATE, 3/20: There is still space available in all sessions, we will accept any registrations into next week. There will also be on-site registration, an extra charge of $15 will be applied, and speaker choice cannot be guaranteed.