FSU NSSLHA Chapter presents 2014 N. Florida Conference on Communication Disorders on March 28

The Florida State University (FSU) Chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) presents the 2014 North Florida Conference on Communication Disorders on Friday, March 28, from 1-5 p.m. in University Center C, 3rd Floor, Miller Hall.

Conference attendees will enjoy poster presentations and summaries of graduate research projects by FSU School of Communication & Science Disorders (SCSD) students and faculty members.  Speech-language pathologists, audiologists, students, and professionals in related fields are welcome to attend.

Students majoring in Communication & Science Disorders and related fields join the FSU NSSLHA Chapter for leadership, service, and career-building opportunities.  Members host various awareness activities and continuing educational events, like the upcoming Conference and the Fall Grand Rounds, to share basic knowledge of communication disorders with others on campus and locally in Tallahassee.  They also participate in several fundraisers and community events such as Light the Night and Relay for Life.  These events planned and facilitated by FSU NSSLHA students provide opportunities for SCSD faculty, students, and clinicians to network, present their research, and learn about current issues in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.

Working with the L.L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic is another example of how NSSHLA is involved in the community.  A current goal of this clinic is to open an on-site preschool for children with speech, language and hearing disorders in Tallahassee.  In order to help make their vision a reality NSSLHA recently co-hosted the 5th Annual Walk2Talk 5k on Saturday, March 22, starting at 9 a.m.  This event was held at St. Markʼs Trail Head and proceeds went towards funding the construction of the preschool.

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, the FSU NSSLHA also offers a variety of special programs during its monthly meetings.  This year’s topics have included a jobs panel with clinicians from the community working in a variety of settings (e.g., healthcare, education, private practice, etc.), graduate school application and admissions process overview, advocacy focus with a representative from the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and a global perspectives panel with faculty who have worked overseas.

FSU NSSHLA Members with Conference Poster
FSU NSSHLA Members- Mireille Magee, Samantha Lupu, Emily Diehm, Anna Shumaker (Left to Right)
FSU NSSHLA Members with Conference Poster
FSU NSSHLA Members- Devin Gray, Claire Dolly, Claire Morrison (Left to Right)
FSU NSSHLA Member with Conference Poster
FSU NSSHLA Member- Maya Callender