CISHA: The History and Development of the Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association This article introduces the reader to the development of the Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association. It also provides an overview of the education models for speech language pathology professionals as well as information regarding the diverse needs and practice issues for the profession. The results of a survey ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2015
CISHA: The History and Development of the Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Grace Hao
    Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Changsha, Hunan, China
    Department of Allied Health Professions, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Elizabeth McCrea
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Lemmietta McNeilly
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Rumi Wang
    Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Changsha, Hunan, China
  • Financial Disclosure: Grace Hao is President of the Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association and a professor at North Carolina Central University. Elizabeth McCrea is Past-President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Lemmietta McNeilly is Chief Staff Officer for Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Rumi Wang is Vice President and CEO of the Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association.
    Financial Disclosure: Grace Hao is President of the Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association and a professor at North Carolina Central University. Elizabeth McCrea is Past-President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Lemmietta McNeilly is Chief Staff Officer for Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Rumi Wang is Vice President and CEO of the Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: The authors have no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: The authors have no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   June 01, 2015
CISHA: The History and Development of the Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, June 2015, Vol. 5, 12-20. doi:10.1044/gics5.1.12
History: Received April 28, 2015 , Revised May 22, 2015 , Accepted May 29, 2015
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, June 2015, Vol. 5, 12-20. doi:10.1044/gics5.1.12
History: Received April 28, 2015; Revised May 22, 2015; Accepted May 29, 2015

This article introduces the reader to the development of the Chinese International Speech, Language and Hearing Association. It also provides an overview of the education models for speech language pathology professionals as well as information regarding the diverse needs and practice issues for the profession. The results of a survey completed by individuals practicing speech language pathology in China yield insight to perceived issues and needs for service delivery and practice parameters.

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