American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)-
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members who are audiologists; speech language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Their vision is “making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.” They empower members through advancing science, setting standards, fostering excellence in professional practice, and advocating for members and those they serve.
The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. Check out their website using the link.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)-
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy.
APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)-
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational therapy services, improving consumer access to health care services, and promoting the professional development of members. AOTA educates the public and advances the profession by providing resources, setting standards, and serving as an advocate to improve health care.
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH)-
PATH is a federally -registered nonprofit organization that promotes equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. They strive to help almost 69,000 children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power of the horse.
PATH Intl. is the credentialing organization for accrediting centers and certifying instructors and equine specialists.