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  • 03/08/2019 4:27 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, Student Affiliates, and Associates of ISHA,

    It’s that time of year again—Annual Convention is right around the corner! Each year, a Silent Auction takes place in order to raise funds for student scholarships. ISHA will host its third Silent Auction from April 4-5.

    The past two years, our Silent Auctions have raised over $1,300, all of which went directly to our scholarship funds. The auction ensures sufficient funds are available to award scholarships to very deserving students of speech-language pathology and audiology and also provides attendees with a “fun” event.

    This year ISHA has designated a special spot to accommodate a larger selection of Silent Auction items and allow attendees more opportunities to visit and bid. Popular items the past 2 years have included designer bags, college “swag” baskets, gift cards, and spa gift sets.

    ISHA is currently accepting donations for Silent Auction items. If you are interested in donating a gift set or basket or have contact information for a business/organization that might be interested, please contact me for further information. ISHA will also accept monetary donations for the scholarship fund, as well.

    With the continually rising costs of education, it is important as ever to provide funds for students in the state of Indiana on their educational path to becoming future audiologists and speech-language pathologists and the future of ISHA.

    Best regards,

    Carolyn Wade, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Secretary of ISHA

  • 02/26/2019 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Maria Cheaney Mabe!

    She won 25% off her ISHA Convention registration by sharing our Face Book post!

    Thank you for encouraging others to join ISHA and to participate in our advocacy efforts!

    See you at convention!

  • 02/13/2019 3:56 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Meredith Canter,

    our February Member of the Month!

    Meredith received her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and was part of the first graduating class from St. Mary’s Master’s Program for Speech-Language Pathology in 2017. Meredith enjoys working at Geist Elementary where she services K-4th grade on her caseload. She stated that her favorite population is “The little ones in grades K-1 with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Meredith has been a member of the Indiana Speech-Language Hearing Association since graduating in 2017. Her favorite benefit of being an ISHA member: “I love getting all the emails with information about things going on in the state that influences our profession.”

    Thank you, Meredith, for being an ISHA Member!

  • 02/11/2019 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    Hi everyone! My name is Mickayla Wenzel, and I am an undergraduate student at the University of Indianapolis. For my honors project, I am studying work stress and health in Speech Language Pathologists in Indiana. Would you be willing to participate in my research study? The questionnaire should take about 10 minutes to complete. Also, upon completion, you can enter your name into a drawing for one of four $25 gift cards! Thank you in advance :)

    Survey Link:  

    Wenzel - IRB Informed Consent.pdf

  • 01/23/2019 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    We are excited to announce that the

    Purdue Aphasia Boot Camp is returning in June 2019!

    The Purdue Aphasia Research Laboratory and the M.D. Steer Speech and Language Clinic are inviting persons with aphasia to participate in the 2019 Purdue Aphasia Boot Camp. 

    The Boot Camp includes: 

    • Three weeks of aphasia therapy (3 times per week, ~1.5 hours per day) including both individualized and group therapy sessions.
    • Opportunity to participate in up to 4 research testing sessions.

    Participation is FREE with a language assessment completed prior to beginning of the program to determine eligibility.

    Tentative schedule:  June, 2019 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday am) specific dates and times to be determined.

    Location: Purdue University Speech and Language Clinic, Lyles-Porter Hall

    Parking is provided in our attached parking garage

    Participants must commute to Purdue Campus (West Lafayette, IN) for the Boot Camp

    If you know persons with aphasia that may be interested, don’t wait!

    Spots are limited and initial testing begins in February/March 2019

    For more information, questions and referrals, please contact:

    Thank you for your consideration!

    2019 PAB flyer.pdf

  • 01/11/2019 4:09 PM | Anonymous



    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019 - 8:30 am -1:30 pm

    ADVOCACY TRAINING: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

    LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    WHAT:   Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association

                  Legislative Day

    WHEN:  Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

                  8:00-11:00 Preparation/training for students or any interested participants

                  11:30-1:30 Legislative Luncheon


    Advocacy Training:

    ISTA Center

    150 West Market St

    West Market Conference Center - Suite 201

    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


    Indiana State Capitol- South Atrium - Second Floor

    200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204


    Directional information within the West Market Conference Center:

    Enter the lobby on the main level. There will be directional signs and an information desk in the lobby. Take the elevator to the second floor. The conference center is at the north end.

    Directional information within the Capitol:

    The second floor is considered the main floor. The rotunda is in the middle, the north atrium is the north side of the building that faces Ohio Street. The Supreme Court is on the 3rd floor north end. Our lunch will be in the South Atrium of the 2nd floor.

    There are two public entrances. The Capitol Ave. entrance leads you directly on to the main floor; people will turn right from the rotunda. If you use the Senate Ave. door, which is the first floor (basement), people should turn left when they get through security, take another left, and take elevator to 2nd floor. It opens to the north atrium.

    Visit website to get driving directions from your location:

    RSVP:  Email Dawn Wetzel to reserve your spot at  Questions? Call ISHA Central Office at (317)916-4146.

    WHY: Every year there is legislation that impacts our profession and those we serve. ISHA is fortunate to be well-represented by our lobbyist, Mark Scherer; but it is the personal stories that only we can share that leave a lasting impression on our legislators. It is imperative that our legislators understand 1) the multifaceted roles of speech pathologists and audiologists 2) who/what ISHA is and what our organization does for our profession and our consumers and 3) current legislation impacting our profession and our patients/clients/consumers. Each year has been better than the last. Let’s make this the BEST. WE CAN DO MORE!

    Once your plans to attend are confirmed:

    • Email Dawn Wetzel to let us know you or your group is coming.

    • Invite your State Senator and Representative to attend the event!!!!!!

    It is imperative that you take that extra moment to send a personal invitation to your state legislators. When contacting legislators, contact both State Senator and State Representative but NOT Congressional legislators. Be sure to let them know that you will be attending and look forward to meeting with them. ISHA has sent an invitation to all of the state legislators but a personal invitation from a constituent is always more effective in getting legislators to attend. If your legislator cannot attend the luncheon, offer to meet with them in the morning or following the luncheon on that day. The personal invitation and contact are ESSENTIAL!!

    Information for Contacting Legislators:

    General Assembly information –

    Finding your legislator From here, click on ‘Find Your Legislator’.

    This link should take you directly there.

    Fill in your street address, city, and zip code in the space provided.
    The site will identify your legislative district, and state and congressional legislators.

    Click on the legislator’s name and this will take you to their site where you will find their phone numbers, how to email, and information regarding bills they have sponsored etc.

    Indiana State House
    200 W. Washington St
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-2786

    Letters may be addressed to the individual legislator with c/o Indiana House of Representatives or the Indiana Senate.




    The TDD Telephone Numbers

    (317) 232-9600

    (317) 232-9400

    TDD (317) 232-0404

    (800) 382-9842

    (800) 382-9467

    TDD (800) 548-9517

    Information you need to know:


    Closer but more expensive parking garages:

    Embassy Suites (entrances off Capitol and Washington streets)

    Hyatt (entrance off Capitol)

    Westin (entrance off Washington)

    Marriott (entrance off Washington)

    Hilton (entrance off Market)

    Less expensive but not as close parking garages:

    Circle Center Mall Indianapolis has 3 parking garages around the location:

    World of Wonders Garage: 24-hour access
    (Entrances on Illinois and Maryland)
    Sun Garage: Mon. - Sat.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m., Sun.: 10:00 a.m. - Midnight
    (Entrances on Washington and Maryland)

    Moon Garage: Mon. - Sat.: 8:00 a.m. - Midnight, Sun.: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    (Entrance on Georgia)

    Parking Hours & Rates:

    Before 5:00pm Mon. - Fri.

    0 - 3 hours     $2
    3 - 4 hours     $4

    When entering the Statehouse:

    All visitors are screened using metal detectors.

    All bags and packages are screened using x-ray equipment. 

    Legislative Day Information Sheet 2019 professionals.docx

    Legislative Day Information Sheet 2019 students.docx

  • 11/27/2018 4:14 PM | Anonymous

    Join the movement & give back

    November 27th, 2018

    Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY, please consider supporting the ISHA Foundation for Exceptional Students. Your donation supports an Indiana graduate student pursuing their degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Join the movement & give back to our next generation.

    Make a contribution today - donations to the ISHA Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

    Click Here to Donate NOW!

  • 07/09/2018 1:57 PM | Anonymous

    ACE Award Listing Indiana

    During this period, the following ASHA members and/or certificate holders were presented the Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) by the Continuing Education Board.  The ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 CEUs (70 contact hours) within a 36-month period.  For those who have received more than one ACE, the number of awards is indicated in parentheses.

    January - March 2018


     Awardee Name

     Award Presented

     Awardee City

     Myra Akins

     February 2018

     Gary, IN

     Karen Beeson

     February 2018

     Fishers, IN

     Michelle Brown

     March 2018

     Fort Wayne, IN  

     Stephanie Clegg

     January 2018

     Madson, IN

     Megan Conner

     March 2018

     Jeffersonville, IN

     Clifton DeRome

     February 2018

     Portland, IN

     Melissa Drapac

     March 2018

     Schererville, IN  

     Mary Ewing

     March 2018

     Muncie, IN  

     Michelle Gutmann

     February 2018

     West Lafayette, IN

     Samantha Hannah

     February 2018

     Indianapolis, IN

     Christiane Hileman

     March 2018

     North Judson, IN

     Jill Jeffery

     March 2018

     Fort Wayne, IN

     Stephanie Ketring

     March 2018

     Cambridge City, IN

     Kelly Knollman-Porter

     January 2018

     Liberty, IN

     Janet Lovett

     February 2018

     Granger, IN

     Lee Meyers

     March 2018

     Griffith, IN

     Michele Parrish

     January 2018

     Ft Wayne, IN  

     Rita Patel

     March 2018

     Bloomington, IN

     Denise Peak

     February 2018

     Greenville, IN

     Erica Rhonemus

     March 2018

     Liberty, IN

     Marcia Smitka

     February 2018

     Munster, IN

     Wendy Strickland

     March 2018

     Columbus, IN

     Valerie Tinnish

     March 2018

     Crown Point, IN

     Courtney Wisher

     March 2018

     Greentown, IN

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