NSSLHA National Programs and Activities
NSSLHA has implemented the following programs and activities to enhance the academic, pre-professional development, and networking experiences for students in communication sciences and disorders:
The NSSLHA Experience at the ASHA Convention
The ASHA Annual Convention is a great opportunity for students and professionals to meet for discussions, workshops, and the presentations of papers and informal talks. In addition, students can participate in NSSLHA-sponsored activities, events developed by the student leaders serving on the NSSLHA Executive Council.
NSSLHA Honors Program
The NSSLHA Executive Council annually recognizes individuals or NSSLHA chapters who make a significant contribution to furthering the Association's mission. NSSLHA and ASHA members and local NSSLHA chapters may submit a nomination for the following NSSLHA Honors:
- The Honors of NSSLHA
- Chapter Advisor Honors
- Chapter Honors
- Member Honors
NSSLHA Loves Campaign
Annually, the NSSLHA Executive Council selects a national organization working on behalf of individuals living with communication disorders and facilitates a fundraising campaign through its local chapters and members.
Since the inception of the NSSLHA Loves program in 1990, NSSLHA has raised over $300,000 in support of national organizations improving the quality of life for individuals with communication disorders.
NSSLHA Scholarship Fund
The NSSLHA Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 through a collaboration with the ASHFoundation and the NSSLHA Executive Council. The annual scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate senior student who is pursuing a degree in communication sciences and disorders, with an active, national-level membership in NSSLHA, and who will begin graduate study in the fall of the current year.
Student Leadership Opportunities
The NSSLHA Executive Council provides students with a national leadership opportunity and the chance to shape the future of the professions. In addition to serving on the governing body of NSSLHA students, the Executive Council:
- be given the opportunity to be mentored by professionals, develop leadership skills, and make a positive contribution to other CSD students. will connect with the ASHA Board of Directors;
- represent students and student concerns on ASHA boards and committees, including the Board of Special Interest Group Coordinators, the Council for Clinical Certification, and the Multicultural Issues Board;
- and more!