ASHA's Web Site: http://www.asha.org

by Judith Maginnis Kuster - Minnesota State University, Mankato (kuster@mnsu.edu).

In March 1996, the following was posted to several relevant discussion forums: "As you may have heard, ASHA is busy developing a homepage for the association. What do you think should be included on the ASHA home page?" That brief post generated many ideas, most now fully incorporated into what I consider one of the most helpful and impressive association web sites. This column samples what ASHA has put online. There is much more than space allows me to highlight, and the ASHA website (http://www.asha.org) continues to grow. If you haven't explored it in depth, I invite you to do that now. You will be impressed!

For Students

For professionals For consumers


As on online bonus, and not appearing in the print article, the following "quiz" features additional information. There is much more on the ASHA home page than is surveyed above. The ASHA search engine may be able to help you find specific material, including answers to questions like these:

  1. Who was the first woman to receive the Honors of the Association?
  2. Does Louisiana Speech-Language Hearing Association have a state homepage?
  3. How does one qualify for life membership in ASHA?
  4. Who are my legislative counselors?
  5. Whom do I contact about a suspected ethical violation?
  6. Where can I find information about continuing education?
  7. How can I find the web site for a commercial product?
  8. Where can I get public service announcements about communication disorders for my local radio station or posters and brochures to help market my services?
  9. What are the Medicare salary equivalency rates?
  10. What is available from FAX-on-demand?
answers:
  1. Sara Stinchfield Hawk, in 1953 http://www.asha.org/professionals/association/honors.htm.
  2. yes - http://www.softdisk.com/comp/lsha/
  3. Dues FAQ provides the answer
  4. http://www.asha.org/professionals/association/ legislative_council.htm
  5. ethics@asha.org - http://www.asha.org/directory_list.htm
  6. http://www.asha.org/professionals/continuing_ed/ continuing_ed.htm
  7. http://www.asha.org/professionals/buyers_guide/buyers_guide.htm
  8. http://www.asha.org/professionals/marketing/bhs_psa.htm and http://www.asha.org/professionals/asha_store/consumer.htm
  9. http://www.asha.org/professionals/governmental%5Faffairs/salary%5Fequiv.htm
  10. http://www.asha.org/professionals/library/fax_on_demand.htm

Kuster, JM, ASHA's Web Site: http://www.asha.org, ASHA, Fall, 1999, p. 34