Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 130,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. ASHA's mission is to ensure that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate more effectively.

ASHA awards the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) to audiologists and speech-language pathologists who meet strict requirements, accredits graduate education programs, and clinical service programs that meet ASHA’s high standards, and informs the public about communication disorders and the ways speech-language pathologists and audiologists help make a difference.|

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) is a professional organization for audiologists. The mission of the AAA is to provide quality hearing care to the public, enhance the ability of members to achieve career objectives, to provide professional development through education and research, and to increase public awareness of hearing disorders and audiologic services.

Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA)
The purpose of the Academy is to promote excellence in hearing care through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and habilitative services by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experiences while fostering and stimulating education, research, and interest in habilitation and rehabilitation for persons who are hearing impaired.

Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Council was established to enhance the educational quality of its member programs, to be on the cutting-edge of leadership training and development in higher education, to promote educational and programmatic innovation, and so forth. Through its many efforts and programs, the Council helps programs change and evolve to higher levels of excellence.

Map of speech-language pathology graduate programs:

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) adopts rules to regulate the qualifications and practice of speech-language pathologists and audiologists, including assistants in speech-language pathology, assistants in audiology, interns in speech-language pathology, and interns in audiology, licensed in Texas. TDLR also issues registrations for audiologists and interns in audiology to fit and dispense hearing instruments.

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The mission of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) is to empower speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the spirit of partnership with consumers and families. TSHA is committed to achieving excellence in education, professional development, and leadership through the application of the human and financial resources of the association. Among the purposes of TSHA is the encouragement and promotion of the role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist as a professional in the delivery of clinical services to persons with communication disorders and the encouragement of basic scientific study of processes of individual human communication with special reference to speech, hearing, and language as well as promotion of the prevention of disorders of human communication.