ASHA Offers Online Conference for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

September 9, 2011 · Posted in audiology, Speech Therapy · Comment 

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists will be able to earn up to 2.85 CEUs from the American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA) by attending an online conference called “Audiology 2011″ from October 12–24, 2011.

Audiology 2011 will provide audiologists and speech-language pathologists with in-depth discussions on Audiologic Rehabilitation (AR) for Adults. The broad range of topics will include:

  • audiovisual speech perception and how this can impact speech reading in older adults
  • the social psychology of acquired hearing loss with implications for practice
  • the value of including communication partners in the AR process
  • rehabilitation for auditory processing difficulties among adults
  • accommodating the needs of adults with hearing loss in the workplace
  • auditory training
  • the importance and evidence behind effective counseling
  • evaluation of the evidence and cost-effectiveness supporting the inclusion of AR services
  • subjective and objective measures of hearing aid outcomes

For more information and system requirements, go to Audiology 2011.

ASHA Announces 2011 President

January 18, 2011 · Posted in audiology, Speech Therapy · Comment 

Paul R. Rao, PhD, CCC-SLP, recently took office as the 2011 president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Rao, 64, is vice president of operations and compliance at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC, and a visiting professor at the University of Maryland. Rao succeeds Tommie L. Robinson Jr, PhD, CCC-SLP, who continues to serve on ASHA’s board of directors.

“My goal is to better position ASHA members to serve their clients and to improve reimbursement and access for all,” Rao said. “As part of that, as ASHA’s president I look forward to working with ASHA member-advocates to see that the Association continues to be a significant player in the new health care reform legislation in order to help bring the promise of more freedom to individuals with communication disabilities.”

Rao comes to ASHA’s top elected office with more than 25 years of volunteer experience with ASHA. He has served on a number of ASHA committees and boards, such as the Board of Ethics, the Committee on Honors, and the Special Interest Divisions Board of Division Coordinators. He has also served as president for both the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the District of Columbia Association for Healthcare Quality. In 1991, he became an ASHA Fellow, one of the highest honors of the Association. For more information, go to

[Source: Rehab Management]

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

March 23, 2010 · Posted in audiology, Industry News, Speech Therapy · Comment 

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is promoting “Better Hearing and Speech” in the month of May.  This annual event provides opportunities to raise awareness about communication disorders and to promote treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, or hearing.

For resources to help your facility celebrate Better Hearing and Speech month, go to

Chart Links at ASHA Booth #962

November 19, 2008 · Posted in Documentation, Outcomes, Speech Therapy · Comment 

Chart Links will exhibit at the 2008 Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention at McCormick Place West in Chicago, Illinois on November 20-22, 2008 in booth #962.

Stop by to see John Rea or Robert Stafford and see our speech therapy documentation tools. Our rehab software streamlines the daily clinical and administrative tasks in a large speech and hearing clinic:

  • Therapy Scheduling
  • Patient Arrival Notification
  • Referral Management
  • Authorizations
  • Speech Therapy Documentation (plan of care, progress notes, evaluations)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Patient Education
  • Speech Therapy Marketing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Etc.

Learn more about our speech therapy software and rehab software in general.

For a complete listing of tradeshows at which Chart Links will exhibit please view our tradeshow schedule.