Purpose

The purposes of this Association shall be:

a)   to represent the professional interests of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in Ohio;

b)   to advocate for service recipients by promoting quality prevention and intervention programs and educational opportunities for those with disorders of human communication;

c)   to promote the highest standards of preparation and practice in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology;

d)   to promote professional growth and unity;

e)   to promote public awareness and influence public opinion concerning the professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and the needs of the communicatively handicapped;

f)   to foster the adoption and practice of ethical principles in the field of communication disorders;

g)   to encourage basic scientific research of processes of human communication and disseminate the results; and

h)   to encourage the interchange of information, affiliation, and cooperation with other professional and service organizations concerned with human communication and its disorders.