Membership


To become a member of WSLHA, please complete the WSLHA New Member Application by clicking on one of the links below. Please be sure to include your email address, since that is how we will share information with you (e.g., legislative updates, WSLHA workshops and conventions).

Membership Renewal - Online Form
Membership Renewal - Downloadable Form

New Member Application - Online Form
New Member Application - Downloadable Form

Volunteer Form - Online Form
Volunteer Form - Downloadable Form

Membership Benefits

WSLHA is constantly working to improve services to the members. Professionals are invited to participate in the planning of further services and benefits.

  • Reduced registration fees for WSLHA sponsored events and ASHA CEUs.
  • Promote optimum services for the communicatively impaired.
  • Encourage scientific study of normal and disordered communication and to improve evaluation and intervention procedures.
  • Promote cooperation among persons dealing with communication disorders as exemplified in educational, clinical, rehabilitative and industrial settings in the state.
  • Stimulate the exchange and dissemination of information pertaining
    to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
  • Encourage a better understanding of, and a deeper interest in, persons
    with speech, language and/or hearing disorders by professionals in related disciplines and by the general public.
  • Advocate the rights of persons with communication disorders.
  • Promote the highest professional standards and ethical practices.

Membership Categories

  • Member ($70) - must hold (1) a Master’s degree with major emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology or speech and hearing science, OR (2) a Master’s degree and evidence of research, interest and performance in the field of human communication.  Eligible for full participation in the organization.

  • Clinical Fellow Member ($40 initial year) - must hold (1) a Master’s degree with major emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology or speech and hearing science, and be engaged in a clinical fellowship employment situation. Eligible for full participation in the organization.
  • Associate Member ($50) - must hold (1) a Bachelor’s degree with major emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology or speech and hearing science, OR (2) a Bachelor’s degree and evidence of research, interest and performance in the field of human communication. May serve on committees, but may not vote or hold office.

  • Paraprofessional Member ($45) - must hold current employment as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant, Audiologist Assistant or Educational Instruction Assistant specializing in speech, language or hearing disorders. May serve on committees, but may not vote or hold office.

  • Student Members ($10) - must provide proof of current enrollment and photocopy of student ID.  May serve on committees, but may not vote or hold office.

  • Life Member (no fee) - Any voting member who has attained the age of sixty-five at the time of application and has held membership for the fifteen consecutive years immediately prior to application - approval of special application for this level of membership required. Please contact the WSLHA office for further information.