Six Reasons to be a part of SCSHA:

1. Continuing Education Opportunities
Provides discount rates to members; you can always find the latest CEU opportunities on the CEU tab of the SCSHA website!

2. Valuable Publications
The In Touch Newsletter contains valuable information such as legislative updates; continuing education and other workshops; convention previews and reminders; and professional updates, including current issues and practices on various topics. Foundation Level Memberships are also highlighted in this publication.

3. Networking Opportunities

  • ​Online Membership Directory & Community- Provides a resource of colleagues throughout the state. Exchange of best practices and concerns with other professional and associate members, through onsite/virtual events and social media.
  • Listserv & Forum Access- SCSHA maintains contact with its members through a listserv. Members can discuss professional issues and concerns with SCHSA Staff and members. 
  • Annual Events - Offers a state Convention and Fall Workshop with local and national speakers, job recruitment/interview opportunities, exhibit displays, and opportunities to meet with colleagues. You will get CEU credit for attending these events and member discounts for those members who attend.

4. Strong Advocacy

  • SCSHA-Supported Legislative Representation- Represents our profession at both the state and federal levels.
  • Representation at the state and local level - The association contracts with a lobbying firm to represent and voice concerns for SCSHA and our industry. Someone that is the voice of our association!
  • SCSHA liaison with ASHA, South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the SC Board of Education- Maintains active contact with ASHA, the SC Board of Examiners and the SC Department of Education on issues of interest, trends and legislation, continuing education opportunities, CCC examination information, licensure, procedures in other states, etc.

5. Access

  • SCSHA provides information regarding membership, continuing education events, conferences, etc. If unable to provide you with a ready answer to your inquiries, you will be referred you to the appropriate contact person in the State. Contact SCSHA at or [email protected].
  • Award Opportunities - Members eligible for statewide recognition in different awards opportunities
  • Scholarship Opportunities - SCSHA Foundation Student Scholarship & Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Memorial Scholarship
    • Each year, the SCSHA Foundation accepts applications for the SCSHA Foundation Student Scholarship.  This scholarship is open only to CURRENT student members of SCSHA.
    • Each year, the SCSHA accepts applications for the Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is for a minority student and must be received no later than January 14, 2022.  The scholarship recipient will be notified prior to the Annual Convention.
  • Members-only website – SCSHA members have access to a members-only website and Membership E-News.
  • SCSHA Committees - Participation to sit on SCSHA Committees, Subcommittees, and Task Forces
  • Job Listings – Hiring? Let SCSHA Help.  Submit your open positions through SCSHA and you will get noticed with our social media presence.  Members get a fee discount for each posted position. 
  • Social Media Platforms – SCSHA posts regularly on all their social media platforms, so make sure you like Facebook (public & private group), Instagram, and Twitter today. 

6. Leadership Development Program

  • The program offers leadership training created to build self-awareness and knowledge of leadership skills, develop interpersonal and team-building skills, develop strong peer relationships along with an ongoing support network, apply acquired knowledge and skills in future professional and volunteer leadership roles, and develop a plan for volunteerism/service in SCSHA.
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