Our Work

Our ability to communicate and connect with each other is key to our success and happiness. The ASHFoundation supports innovators and sparks innovation in communication sciences to make that connection possible for everyone. Join us!

We make early investments in promising innovators
...to empower speech, language, and hearing professionals
...to change people's lives.

Millions of people are struggling to communicate and connect, but we’re here to help.

In a world with millions of children’s apps, programs, and devices, yet almost no existing research on their effects on early language development, Anna Sosa knew she wanted to investigate that question.

But first, she needed funding for this uncharted area of research.

With an ASHFoundation grant, she discovered that parents talk more to their babies—which benefits early language development—when they play with books and traditional toys than when they play with electronic toys. That’s important information for parents and communications professionals in this digital world.

Read more about Anna’s work

Your Donation Sparks Bold, Forward-thinking Solutions

40,000

DONORS AND GROWING
MORE
THAN
2,100
researchers, students, & clinical professionals funded
$
9.2

MILLION AWARDED
OVER
90
PERCENT
of our funded researchers go on to receive additional external funding

Events and Deadlines


Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant: Introductory Webinar
3/6/2018

A free webinar for potential investigators to learn more about the new Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant.

Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant Deadline
4/16/2018

Submission deadline for the Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant.

Research Grants Deadline
4/30/2018

Submission deadline for the New Century Scholars Research Grant, the New Investigators Research Grant, and the Speech Science Research Grant.

New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship Deadline
5/9/2018

Submission deadline for the New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship.

 

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What's New


Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant: Introductory Webinar

Join us on March 6 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET for a free webinar about the ASHFoundation's new research grant.

Supporting Children With Developmental Language Disorder

ASHFoundation recipient Dr. Amanda Van Horne discusses her work to find ways to more effectively help children learn and use language.

ASHFoundation Grant Recipient Investigates Ways to Increase Speech Intelligibility in People With Dysarthria

Dr. Antje Mefferd discusses how her 2012 New Investigators Research Grant allowed her to collect her first pilot data on speakers with dysarthria who also have Parkinson's disease (PD). She shares how this grant led to her current study of the role of the jaw in speech intelligibility loss and recovery in people with ALS and PD.

Win a VIP Package to the 2018 ASHA Convention in Boston

Our 2018 ASHA Convention VIP raffle tickets are now available. Call us at 301-296-8704 to purchase tickets and support the ASHFoundation's funding programs!

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