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Idaho Speech, Language, Hearing Association

ISHA is a non-profit professional advocacy organization comprised of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the state of Idaho

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To unite Idaho’s speech, language, and hearing practitioners by providing education and resources so our communities thrive


 To improve the quality of life for those with communication and related disorders

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Collaborate:  Cultivate partnerships to achieve shared goals


Care: Commitment to the quality of life of our members and those they serve


Advocate: Represent and encourage the advancement of the profession at the state and national levels


Learn: Create opportunities that enhance professional growth 


Persist: Continually do what is right despite obstacles


What's New at ISHA?

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Executive Board Leadership
Meet the Board


Past President Rachelle Ruffing

Rachelle Ruffing is a native Idaho girl who was born and raised in the great state of Idaho!!! She is a passionate Speech Language Pathologist and currently owns and operates Advanced Therapy Care, an outpatient clinic that offers Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Pediatric Physical Therapy to individuals in Mountain Home, Meridian and surrounding areas.  Rachelle has served as the Legislative Representative and recently assisted in passing legislation for the Interstate Compact for Speech Therapists in Idaho. Rachelle lives in Mountain Home with her husband and only has one daughter left at home. The older three children are adults (almost raised) and Rachelle cherishes her new roll as "Nana" to Wade Jackson (2) and Harper (1). In her spare time Rachelle travels, reads and spends time with her family.

President Amy Hardy

Amy Hardy is a dedicated SLP and currently is a clinical professor at Idaho State University.  She continues to advocate for student learning and supervision across Idaho and nationally.  Amy has served in the role of ISHA president from 2016-2019.  She was re-elected in Fall of 2022 and looks forward to building membership and student membership.  She is also planning to bring back IMASH a conference offered with western states.  We look forward to her leadership again for ISHA!  Amy lives in Meridian with her husband J.W. Hardy. They have a Freshman at BSU (18).  Kennedy (31) their daughter lives in San Francisco with her husband, Sam.  In her spare time, Amy loves to paddleboard and spend time with her family.  

Strategic Plan

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Legislative Goals

  • HO 664 Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact passes -MET passed in Spring 2022


  • AuDA and SLPA Licensure Policy changes to align with ASHA standards, protect SLPs, and enhance the quality of services to the people we serve


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Membership Goals

  • Increase membership through strong collaboration and events

  • Conventions every other year

  • Bring back IMASH! Interstate Conference in 2025!

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Resources for the general public

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