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  Happy summer to all!!! We hope you enjoy some rest and relaxation in our beautiful Ocean State or elsewhere with family and friends.  We will be working on the 2015 conference presenters.  Please let us know if you know any speakers or are interested in presenting.  The goal of our annual conference is to present valuable continuing education to RI SLPs and also to provide a venue to gather with your colleagues in a professional environment.  RISHA’s goal is not to make money on this event but we try to break even.  Our 2014 conference had the lowest attendance to date.   RISHA has reserved the date of March 28, 2015 for the 2015 annual conference at the Crowne Plaza.  

We need volunteers to serve on the Conference Committee.  Please contact Dora Arsenault if interested in helping out.


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.

RISHA Private Practice Directory will be posted soon……………….It is a work in progress!!!! Keep checking back! 


2014 SLP of the YearThank you to Senator Hanna Gallo and her Secretary Dona LeBouf for arranging another successful BHSM at the RI State House on May 14, 2014. Thank you to our exhibitors for their continued support including; RICSSLHA, URISSLHA, RISHA, CBS Therapy, Hamilton Relay, ATT and the RI Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The RISHA Schools committee met for the final time for the 2013-14 school year.  A CEU event is in the works for September, 2014 at the North Kingstown Town library.  The topic will be Social Stories. Additional details will be announced soon. Please stay tuned for registration information.

RIDE is holding a half-day training for SLPs on Thursday July 24, 2014 from 8:30-12 at RIDE to help organizations have a strong understanding of the RI Model.  The goal of this session is to provide an overview to assist SLPs across the state with the full implementation of the evaluation beginning in September 2014.  We were provided with 3 spots and as of 7/8/14 we have 2 spots left.  Please contact Ellen Connery at if you are interested in attending and reporting back to the schools committee. Ellen M &

Congratulations again to Ellen Moore RISHA’s SLP of the year 2014!!!!!!

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