The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the nationalorganization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of humancommunication and relateddisabilities.
NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
NSSLHA membership is available to full or part-time undergraduate and graduate students and full-time doctoral students. Involvement in NSSLHA leads to a fuller appreciation of the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and a greater awareness of the issues affecting these fields.
Here are only some of the benefits of the annual $60 NSSLHA membership:
For more information about NSSLHA, visit their web site.
URISSLHA stands for University of Rhode Island Student Speech Language Hearing Association and is the name of our local chapter of the NSSLHA, the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.
Becoming a member of URISSHLA will enable you to meet other students interested in the field of communicative disorders. It will also give you the opportunity to more easily talk with professors in the department in less formal settings and get their advice about courses to take and graduate school options. In the past the URISSHLA chapter has organized study groups, meetings that address areas of the field and allows students to learn about the process of applying to graduate school.
Here are only some of the benefits of membership of the annual $5 URISSLHA fee:
For more information about URISSLHA, check for notifications of meetings on this web site's "third column" or contact Shannon Witter, current URISSLHA president at: email@example.com.
The first meeting of the University of Rhode Island Student Speech and Hearing Association (URISSLHA) chapter of national NSSLHA will be held on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:15PM in the Galanti Lounge (3rd floor of the library).
Barbara Culatta, Professor and Dean at Brigham Young University will be speaking on Thursday, October 17, from 7-9 pm. The talk will be held in CBLS 010 and the title will be “Playful Practice to Teach Language and Literacy Skills”. Graduate students are required to attend; all others are invited to attend.
Professor Irene Walsh, Trinity College, Dublin will present a talk titled, "Identifying the demographic and communication profiles of children with a primary diagnosis of ADHD" on Tuesday, October 29th from 7-9 p.m. in Swan Auditorium (Swan Hall). All graduate students in CMD are required to attend.
Here are our URISSLHA officers (Left to Right below): Mary Loveley, secretary; Kristen Troy, historian; Jaclyn Schiemer, president; Lexi Caruso, treasurer; and Kristy Wallace, vice-president. We thank our outgoing board members: Shannon Witter, Meredith Fitzgibbon, Heidee Pottker and Jess Lally for all of their hard work. Shannon and Meredith are graduating in May, Heidee will be a second-year graduate student, and Jess is heading off to graduate school! Look for information about our first fall 2014 meeting here on the CMD web site.