About Communication Disorders
We all know or have met a person who needs the services of an Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist.
Some examples include:
- A father who had a stroke and who now has difficulty remembering names of common items and slurs his speech.
- A coworker who stutters severely.
- A child in the neighborhood whose speech is difficult to understand.
- A friend’s baby who has medical issues that hinder his/her ability to suckle, chew or swallow food.
- An adolescent grocery bagger with Down Syndrome who cannot efficiently communicate with shoppers.
- A favorite performer who has developed a hoarse and strained quality in his or her voice.
- A toddler in your child’s preschool who has not started speaking yet.
The Mission of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) is to support and advocate for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and the individuals they serve with communication, hearing, and swallowing disorders.
ISHA is here to serve as a source for the public in all matters related to delays, disorders and differences of speech, language, hearing, feeding, and swallowing.
We educate the public about:
- Hearing problems
- Speech and language delays and disorders
- Swallowing and feeding disorders
We advocate for the needs of individuals with speech, language, or hearing disabilities at local, state, and federal government levels.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.