Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association annually recognizes members who provide outstanding service to patients and their community at large.
We all have had a special professor or colleague who has made an impactful difference in our lives, in our educational or in our professional careers. This is your opportunity to reward that special person with one of the following LSHA Awards, presented annually at the LSHA Annual Convention.
Honors of the Association- The recipient should have made outstanding contributions in no less than 5 of these 10 areas: Clinical service in private practice or in private or public institutions, publications, teaching, clinical supervision, liaison with other professions/agencies, legislative activities, service to LSHA, service to other professional organizations (ASHA, LBESPA, etc.), program administration, research.
Fellow of the Association- The recipient should have made outstanding contributions in no less than 3 of these 10 areas: Clinical service in private practice or in private or public institutions, publications, teaching, clinical supervision, liaison with other professions/agencies, legislative activities, service to LSHA, service to other professional organizations (ASHA, LBESPA, etc.), program administration, research.
Jeannette Laguaite Award- recognize persons who have demonstrated outstanding service to Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology in a setting of Higher Education while also serving as an active contributing member of LSHA; must be or have been a member of a faculty of an institution of higher education in Louisiana for at least 5 years. (Part time faculty may be considered.); must be or have been active in the field of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology for at least 10 years and have made outstanding contributions in at least 3 of the following areas: Publications, Teaching, Clinical Supervision, Research, Program Administration, Collaboration with other professionals/agencies.
John E. Robinson Award- must be a public school practitioner who is actively engaged primarily in clinical activities in the field of speech-language pathology and/or audiology and who has made outstanding contributions to the field; must have been active in the field for at least 5 years and must have engaged in providing direct therapy services.
LSHA Special Recognition Award- The award should be given to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to LSHA and/or to the field of speech and hearing. The recipient need not be a member of LSHA and may be in some field other than speech-language pathology or audiology.
Public School Speech-Language-Hearing Program of the Year- This award seeks to honor innovative and quality speech-language-hearing services in the schools.
Rita Buller Keller Healthcare Award- recipient should be a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist who has been employed in a medical setting for a minimum of 5 years where they have demonstrated outstanding medical Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology service while also serving as an active contributing member of LSHA for a minimum of 2 years. The recipient of this award must have a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience and demonstrate outstanding contributions in at least 3 of the following areas: Clinical service in private practice, hospital, skilled nursing, outpatient, or home health setting; teaching; clinical supervision; program administration;collaboration with other professions/agencies; or research.
General Award Guidelines
-Nominees should not be advised that they are being considered for an award.
-Nominations may be made only by current LSHA members.
Nomination and Elections committee will select the recipients by
majority vote and all correspondence will be kept strictly confidential.
-Names of unsuccessful candidates may be re-nominated in any ensuing year
for awards must be received in writing and may be mailed,
emailed, or faxed to the Chair of the Nominations and Elections
Committee postmarked by April 15 of the year nominated.
-Each nomination should include a biographical sketch and detailed information about the nominee’s contribution to the profession, including fulfillment of award criteria.
Questions should be directed to: Chair, LSHA Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org