Membership Info


Benefits of SHAA Membership:

  • Access to the SHAA Members Only web site area
  • Biannual Newsletters
  • A SHAA Membership Directory
  • Reduced rates for convention registration and hotel rooms (You'll save more than you spend on annual dues!)
  • Access to the Continuing Education Lending Library (CELL), with a selection of inexpensive online CE materials (available also to ABESPA licensees)
  • Online membership application, renewal, and convention registration, even paying with a purchase order or check
  • 20% discount on Super Duper online orders
  • Networking opportunities with fellow professionals
  • Updates on local, state and national issues pertaining to audiology and speech-language pathology
  • The opportunity to serve on committees in your state organization
  • The privilege to vote for SHAA Executive Board members and ABESPA members (if you are a "Full," "CFY Full" or "Life" member)

Besides these tangible benefits, you'll be supporting your profession at the state level.


Levels of SHAA Membership:

Student

  • Undergraduate and graduate students in the field of communicative disorders

Associate

  • Those holding a Bachelor's degree in a communicative disorders field
  • Those holding any degree in education of the hearing impaired
  • Para-professional individuals assisting in the delivery of services to the communicatively handicapped
  • Professionals in related fields such as physicians, psychologists, special educators, councilors, etc. 
  • Are not allowed voting privileges by ASHA

Full

  • Those holding a graduate degree with major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech language or hearing science
  • Includes those in their CFY
  • Have voting privileges in SHAA and ABESPA elections

Life

  • Full members who have attained the age of 65, held Full membership for at least 10 consecutive years prior to attaining age 65, and have applied to SHAA for Life membership
  • Pay no membership fees
  • Receive convention registration at half price
  • Have voting privileges in SHAA and ABESPA elections

Premium Life

  • Life members who attained Life Member status prior to 2009
  • Pay no membership fees or convention registration fees
  • Have voting privileges in SHAA and ABESPA elections
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