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Labor Day is just around the corner. We have enjoyed some nice sunshine and comfortable days. RISHA has been working to continue to improve our website and use of social media. Fall CE events are being organized and speakers for our annual March convention are being booked. Fall events will include a CE event on writing social stories sponsored by the Schools Committee. Representatives from the Schools Committee continue to meet with the RI Department of Education to discuss the full implementation of the evaluation system. RISHA will continue to support school-based SLPs as this process is fully implemented.

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 Chairperson and committee members, nominating committee members, ASHA SEAL, SMAC & STAR representatives and 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 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!

Membership renewals will be mailed out in late September, 2014. Please renew early and encourage your colleagues to join.

Please consider nominating a colleague for one of our annual awards. RISHA wants to continue to recognize I 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— TBA RISHA Executive Board Meeting CBS Therapy Thurbers Avenue Providence
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014– Schools Committee Meeting (SLP evaluation system/ SOO brainstorm session); North Kingstown. Town Library; 100 Boone St. NK; 4:15-6:00 pm

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

Social story CEU event 10_14

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