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.


President’s Message

The 2015 RISHA Conference was a huge success! Thank you to the Conference Committee including Ellen Connery, Alan Gravell, Peter Erklauer and Dora Arsenault. We also want to thank the speakers, vendors and of course everyone who attended!

I am so excited to work with such a talented and hard working Executive Board! Thank you 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 Liaison).

Finally, I would like to send my heart-felt appreciation to Ellen Connery, who has graciously served as RISHA's President for the past several years. As I commence my new role, I look forward to working with Ellen, the Board, and membership to continue to foster the success of our great organization.

Get Involved

Please consider volunteering your time and getting involved! RISHA still needs an ASHA STAR (State Advocate for Reimbursement, Conference Committee chairs and a President-elect for 2016. This great organization needs new volunteers. Please contact Dora Arsenault if you are interested in volunteer opportunities.

Nominate a Colleague

It is not too late to nominate a deserving colleague for the RIDE SLP of the Year! Please submit the nominees name, address, phone number, email address and 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! Deadline is April 30, 2015.


Please join RISHA at the 2015 Better Hearing & Speech month display at the R.I. State House

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00PM

Takes place directly outside the Senate Chamber

RI State House 82 Smith St. Providence, RI

Please note metered parking is available near the State House on Smith, Francis & Gaspee Street

Please RSVP by May 14, 2015 to Ellen Connery

2015 School Committee Meetings

Next meeting is on May 5, 2015. All meetings are at the North Kingstown Town Library upstairs meeting room from 4:15 - 6:00PM

Join the committee or attend a meeting, contact Chairpersons: Keleigh Sabourin or Lynn Feldman for more info

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.