Oregon Speech Pathology Academy
Oregon Speech Pathology Academy


The Oregon Speech Pathology Academy (OSPA) is a non-profit (501c6, mutual benefit with members) organization run by dedicated volunteers. Our mission is to provide educational and networking opportunities to Speech-Language Pathologists in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA metro areas. Our members have a wide variety of expertise and work in setting including schools, medical, early intervention, and private practice. Membership offers opportunities for 18 to 24 professional development hours approved by the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Our speakers cover various disorder areas within the pediatric to adult population. The primary goals of OSPA include:

  1. Providing educational opportunities for the practicing speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistants, and graduate and undergraduate speech pathology students;

  2. Providing a forum for the timely dissemination of professionally related information; and

  3. Providing a network system for the exchange of information between OSPA members.



Founded as OASPA in 1972 by SLP’s who were mostly private practitioners.  These

practitioners wanted to meet to more frequently than OSHA.  No different than

today, their goal was to secure their continuing education for their licensure



The list of founders includes Bob Blakely, Verna Pollack, Kurt Wise and Joann


Want to Become a Member?

Please sign up at our

next meeting.

Next Meeting: February 9th, 2017

Julie Allen OTR
will speak on: "The Visual System: An overview of vision function, conditions impacting vision, and supportive interventions"


Please join us at 6:00pm for  networking and socializing with other SLPs 


Presentation from 6:30-8:30pm



Legacy Good Samaritan

1040 NW 22nd  Ave.

Portland, OR 97210


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