The West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WVSHA) is a professional association representing speech-language pathologists, audiologists and deaf educators across the state of West Virginia. WVSHA is recognized by the national American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as the official professional organization for West Virginia.

Our members provide services for the evaluation and treatment of communicative disorders. WVSHA is a unified but diverse Association of actively engaged volunteers serving as the primary resource for networking, acquiring professional knowledge, and advocating for and empowering audiologists, speech-language pathologists, deaf educators, and people with communication disorders in the state of West Virginia.

WVSHA recognizes that speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and deaf educators are distinct yet closely aligned professionals with a mutual concern and interest in serving individuals with communication disorders. WVSHA strives to consistently demonstrate excellent standards of practice with a commitment to scholarship in communication sciences and disorders, and providing for professional development and continuing education.

The purpose and mission of our association is to promote and encourage:

  • Quality speech, language, and hearing services in West Virginia
  • Prevention of human communication disorders and related conditions
  • Education regarding evidence based treatment options for communication
  • Exchange of information among members and other professional organizations
  • Dissemination of information about speech and hearing to consumers
  • Advocacy for the rights of persons with communication disorders
  • The highest standards of professional preparation, practice and education
  • The professional interest of the members
  • Continuing education of members