About Us

Not just a mission, a movement.

We envision a world where all people are empowered with the
fundamental human right to engage and connect.

Our movement is guided by compassionate professionals who provide life-altering support to those with speech, hearing, and medical challenges that have limited their ability to communicate. We are committed to improving their quality of life and providing support and resources to their network of family and friends.

CSHA supports the profession and empowers practitioners to change lives by providing a collaborative environment for resources and research, connections and continuing education, evidence-based practice, strategic advocacy, and thought leadership.

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Life-changing support starts here

Join our passionate, professional and empathetic community of over 3,000 California speech-language pathologists, audiologists, speech-language pathology and audiology support personnel, and students who provide life-changing support to those with speech, hearing and language challenges.

Together, we change lives!

CSHA is a passionate, empathetic, forward-thinking professional community that supports providers and consumers throughout their lives.

Our collective efforts are in honor of who we serve.

We provide a collaborative environment for:

  • Resources and research
  • Connections and continuing education
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Inter-professional practice
  • Strategic advocacy
  • Thought leadership

We’re behind a movement that provides life-altering support to those with speech and hearing challenges, and those with medical issues that have limited their ability to communicate.

CSHA Speech Therapy Session with Child

Our Members

CSHA is a collective of compassionate professionals, including speech pathologists, speech language pathology assistants, audiologists, students, and other related professionals in California.


The CSHA board is committed to maintaining a thoughtful, dedicated, diverse composition among its members, with a focus on individual contribution to the board’s shared role.


Our modest but mighty professional staff supports the board of directors and executes its strategic direction, engaging nonprofit best practices in its work. We’re standing by to serve you!

An Empathetic Community, In Service to Many

The CSHA community is your connection to knowledge and information,
networking and trusted resources.

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Our efforts are in service to:

    • Speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
    • Speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs)
    • Audiologists
    • Audiologists assistants
    • Students
    • Consumers
    • Families
    • Allied organizations and businesses
    • Policymakers

Learn more about who we serve.

Our Vision. Our Mission.

Our vision keeps our focus. Our mission is what drives us.

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The vision of CSHA is a world where all people are empowered with the fundamental human right to engage and connect.

Learn more about our path forward, together.

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As California’s expert leaders in communication, cognition, hearing and swallowing, the mission of CSHA is to serve our profession, members, clients and community through evidence-based leadership in professional practice, strategic advocacy, thought leadership and inter-professional collaboration.

The CSHA Foundation

The California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. The foundation provides a platform to support the profession in a variety of ways.

One of the foundation’s goals is to provide scholarship funds for qualifying CSHA student members who are pursuing a graduate degree in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communicative Disorders, and Audiology.