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Our annual conference day is approaching quickly.  Please register now since space is limited.  We look forward to an exciting day with wonderful speakers, vendors and many raffle items.  All raffle proceeds go to the Patricia Stephens Scholarship Fund. We will be selling T-shirts on Conference Day also.  Please come and support the scholarship and network with colleagues. 

We accidentally omitted  Mary Jane Johnson’s, M.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVEd. name as a speaker for the session titled “Can a Deaf Child Really Listen? Taking the Mystery Out of Hearing Loss.”  We apologize for this oversight. The brochure posted here has the correct information. We have a wonderful group of speakers, many of whom presented at ASHA 2013 in Chicago. This year’s speakers include Dr. Leslie Mahler from URI, Michelle Tristani (medical), Faith Paradis and Deana Dufficy (AAC), Mary Jane Johnson & colleagues from the Clarke School and Rachel Arntson (owner of Talk It Rock It- formerly known as Imitation Station).  Remember that you receive coffee and pastries upon arrival, a buffet lunch and drinks and snacks in the afternoon as part of the conference fee.

PLEASE nominate a school-based colleague for RISHA SLP of the year. Please take a few minutes to complete the application form found on this page.  It is quick and easy.  PLEASE be sure to include your contact information as well as the nominee’s information.  PLEASE nominate colleagues for SLP/AUD awards for individuals working in medical and/or private practice settings.  Awards will be presented at the annual conference. The process to nominate a colleague is quick and easy.  Let’s recognize our colleagues for all of the exceptional work that they do! Please specify which award you are nominating an individual for on the form.  We have extended the deadline for nominations. Please submit all nominations by 3/21/2014.

WE NEED YOU! Please consider volunteering to serve on a committee or run for office. Please contact Dora Arsenault or Ellen Connery for more information!

Please consider presenting to the membership for CEUs. You may earn CEUs for presenting.  We need individuals to present in 2014– a 2 hour, 2.5 hr. or 3 hr. presentation. RISHA will arrange a location and take care of registration. Please volunteer to share your knowledge with your colleagues in RISHA! Please contact Dora Arsenault if interested.



Schools Committee- All meetings are held at the North Kingstown Town Library, 100 Boone St. In the meeting room (main floor)

  • Thurs. 3/13 – 4:15-6 PM
  • Tues. 5/13 – 4:15-6 PM

Please come and join your school-based colleagues to discuss issues impacting their work in RI Schools.

RIDE would like sample SLO’s or SOO’s.  Please submit your samples to or

as soon as possible.


Please plan on nominating a RISHA member and colleague for the 2014 RISHA SLP/AUD of the year, Medical Facilities SLP/AUD or Private Practice SLP/AUD.  Applications have been extended to March 21, 2014.  The winners will be announced at the annual conference on March 29, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick RI.


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