Advancing the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology through education, advocacy, leadership, and collaboration to promote quality services for individuals and communities.
Every person with communication and swallowing challenges will experience their full potential as a valued member of their community.
OSHA Statement on racism 2020
The Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association is committed to making our voices heard by loudly speaking out against racial injustice. The senseless deaths of too many people of color, throughout history and still today, attests to the deeply ingrained racial prejudice and injustice that still exists in our communities. We owe it to those individuals that we serve, our colleagues, students entering the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology, and our communities to be very clear in condemning all acts of violence against people of color. These actions represent a blatant disregard for the basic human rights of dignity, fairness, equality, and respect.
Although we cannot change the past, we have the power within us to change the future by looking at our own racial biases and those within our workplace culture, policies and practices, then do what we do best, start a discussion that includes active listening. These conversations are not easy, but they are more important than ever. Let us all speak up and become part of the solution.
Please visit our Shared Google Doc to find Resources on Anti-Racism
WHAT IS OSHA?
The Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSHA) is recognized as the official professional organization for Oregon speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech-language pathology assistants by the Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
OSHA is a membership organization comprised of like-minded professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of communication potential to persons of all ages. In order to empower our members and facilitate advocacy, we promote best practice methods and ethical principles in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.
Activities of the organization include:
Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill, Polk, Lincoln, Benton
Representative: Kelli Murdock Eickelberg
Lane, Douglas, Coos, Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Lake
Representative: Jennifer Durham
Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Jefferson, Wheeler, Grant, Baker, Deschutes, Crook, Harney, Malheur
Representative: Susan Johnson