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Use Your Brain and Win Some Cash!

October 18, 2010

The ASHA convention is less than a month away!  NSSLHA is still taking applications for the Knowledge Bowl which takes place of Friday of the Convention (NSSLHA Day).  Winning teams could take home up to $1000 in cash to split among team members!  It is a fun, competitive, Jeopardy style game.  Questions vary across both speech language pathology and audiology issues.
Log onto the NSSLHA Website and follow the links for NSSLHA Day to submit an application.  You will need to known which region your chapter is part of. This can be found under the chapter tab at the top of the website.

SO Go now and submit an application!  Can’t wait to see you there!!


Who’s Excited for the ASHA Convention!?

July 15, 2010

Hi Everyone!

This fall the ASHA Convention will be in Philadelphia, Pa.  The theme is “Leadership into New Frontiers”.   You don’t want to miss out on the “early bird” registration fees so register now for the Convention.  Become a member of NSSLHA National to get a discount on registration fees.  The Convention is a great place to learn about current research, new techniques in the field, the graduate school opportunities.  Stay tuned for more information about NSSLHA Day.

Visit the ASHA website for more information on how to register!

If you have been to ASHA Conventions in the past we want to hear about your experiences!


Celebrate America and Your Profession!

July 6, 2010

As we recently celebrated our nation’s history and birth, what better time to remember how our government works!

Our country was built on the idea of hearing the people of the nation!  As professionals in speech language pathology and audiology, we must advocate for those we serve and even for ourselves.

To learn about advocacy missions in our profession visit ASHA’s Advocacy website. Take the time to write a quick letter to your Congress representatives.  ASHA has an easy process that includes a template letter and that allows you to send it straight to your respective representative or senator.

Take pride in your country and your profession!  It’s never to early to start!

Plan for NSSLHA Day 2010!

June 9, 2010

Every year the Executive Council plans a day for NSSLHA members at the ASHA convention. This day is known has NSSLHA Day. Often 2-3 sessions are planned with students in mind, as well as other activities such as the NSSLHA Luncheon and Knowledge Bowl. Check out what the executive council is planning for this year!

NSSLHA Professional Development Series

Session I
9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Preparation for the PRAXIS Exam
Presented by a representative from Educational Testing Services (ETS)

Session II
10:10 a.m.–noon
The Certification and Recertification Process
Presented by representatives from the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC)

Session III
9:00 a.m.–noon
Crash Course on Clinical Techniques and Professional Issues
Students will learn practical tips and observe demonstrations of intervention techniques in various topics including voice, cochlear implants, swallowing, hearing aids/assistive listening devices, financing a graduate education and much more!

NSSLHA Awards Ceremony

Noon–1:15 p.m.
Attendance is by invitation only.

Battle of the Regions: NSSLHA Knowledge Bowl

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Watch as teams representing the 10 regions of NSSLHA engage in a Jeopardy-style battle. Winning teams are eligible for over $1,000 in cash awards and prizes. Want to form a team? Contact your regional councilor for details.

Meet the Experts

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m
Thursday, November 18
Friday, November 19
Saturday, November 20

Chat with the professionals that are shaping the future of the professions.

Graduate School Fair

Noon–4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 18
Friday, November 19

Meet with representatives from academic programs to discuss master’s and doctoral enrollment opportunities in CAA-accredited programs.

The NSSLHA Lounge at the Graduate School Fair

Stop by the NSSLHA Lounge to connect with friends, grab refreshments, search Ed Find! ASHA’s online graduate school search engine and to learn more about NSSLHA Quest, NSSLHA’s interactive Convention experience for students!

NSSLHA Member Volunteer Opportunity

June 2, 2010

Not too long ago, NSSLHA and ASHA members gathered in New Orleans, LA for our national convention.  I am sure everyone is aware of the oil spill tragedy that is affecting the region.  This is a great opportunity for NSSLHA chapters across the U.S. to volunteer or do something to make a difference! Maybe it would be a great way to spend your summer break!

Visit for more information on volunteering.  If your chapter has participated in any service/volunteer opportunities let us know! This is a great way to share ideas and inspire other chapters!

On a different note,  has everyone heard about the ASHA/NSSLHA Integration plans?  This is a really exciting time for both organizations!  As future professionals, this is a great way to support growth in our field and become active members of ASHA.  Let us know what you think!

Do you know about NSSLHA Loves??

May 18, 2010

NSSLHA Loves is an annual community service activity which promotes fundraising among NSSLHA members in support of national organizations that work with people living with communication disorders. One hundred percent of the donations raised by our members go to the recipient organization.

The 2009 Recipient of NSSLHA Loves is 4 Paws for Ability.  4 Paws for Ability “specializes in training and placement of service dogs for children and adults with with developmental disabilities.” Based in Xenia, Ohio, dogs are trained in specialties such as Autism-Assistance, Mobility-Assistance, Hearing-Ear, Seizure Response, In-home and street companiong, Parkinson’s and more.
Donations for the 2009 NSSLHA Loves campaign are due June 30, 2010.   Be sure to support this wonderful organization and be on the lookout for the announcement of next year’s recipient.

Get the NSSLHA CSD Student Survival Guide!

May 13, 2010

To all CSD students!

Getting through a CSD program just got easier! The NSSLHA CSD Student Survival Guide, published by Delmar Cengage Learning, helps students at any stage of interest in the professions learn what it takes to survive their academic study. This guide is now in its second edition!

The NSSLHA Communication Sciences Student Survival Guide is a must-have resource for individuals considering acareer in the disciplines of audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech, language, and hearing sciences. The guide is relevant and useful to students at any point along the path towards a career in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). High school guidance counselors and mentors of students in CSD will also find this to be a valuable resource. This comprehensive guide includes advice for students from the time they are in high school until they graduate with their master’s or doctoral degrees or are in a post-doctoral position.

Learn more or to purchase your copy today!

-The NSSLHA Executive Council