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RSO Highlights: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

Studying communications sciences and disorders? Considering going into speech-language pathology or audiology? Take a look at the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.

The NSSLHA is an RSO at UCA that is a chapter of the national organization, senior Emily Kibler said.

It is part of the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association, the governing body, for the professions of language pathology and audiology.

The NSSLHA provides advice and speakers to students to prepare them for graduate school because both jobs require another degree.

Members are given volunteer opportunities to provide learning experiences and improve their resumes, Kibler said.

The group provides networking opportunities for students, faculty and guest speakers. Guest speakers appear often and have included people in the professions and a patient who wanted to share his story.

“The year has gone great for our chapter. We have participated in CSD awareness events, advocacy events and community service,” Kibler said. “We are looking forward to our annual spring conference that we will host March 4.”

Anyone who is a CSD major can join and each person  must pay chapter dues.

The group’s policy states that members must go to at least six of the eight required events, Kibler said. Community service events provide an opportunity for bonus events.

If a person participates during his junior and senior year, he will be granted a stole for graduation.

According to the NSSLHA page on, the faculty/staff advisor of the group is Candice Robinson. More information about the group can be found by emailing [email protected].

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