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					National Speech –
Language Hearing
   Association
  What we do for you…and what
       you can do for us!
Points for discussion…

   Membership
   Leadership structure of the
    association
   Programs available for members
   Importance of student
    involvement
   What NSSLHA can do for it’s
    members
NSSLHA Background
Information…
   The National Student Speech Language
    Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is an
    association for students managed by
    students.
   The National Student Speech Language
    Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-
    professional association for students
    interested in the study of communication
    sciences and disorders.
   National policy and activities are governed
    by 10 students (Regional Councilors) and
    five ASHA members (Faculty).
Benefits of NSSLHA
Membership
   Two issues of Contemporary Issues in Communication
    Science and Disorders (CICSD), a NSSLHA publication.

   Three issues of NSSLHA's newsletter; NSSLHA NOW.

   A print subscription to The ASHA Leader.

   A print subscription to your choice of one of the following
    ASHA journals: American Journal of Audiology; American
    Journal of Speech Language Pathology; Journal of
    Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; or Language,
    Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

   Access to the "members only" areas of the NSSLHA and
    ASHA Web sites, which include all ASHA
    journals, ASHA's Literature Review Service, and
    convenient membership dues renewal.
More benefits of national
membership…
   Discounted Associate Affiliate membership in ASHA's
    Special Interest Divisions.

   Discounts on the purchase or lease of a new car from
    Subaru of America.

   Discounts on ASHA or NSSLHA products and
    publications.

   Technical assistance and resources from ASHA.

   A NSSLHA credit card with no annual fee for the first year
    (approved application required).

   Professional liability, medical, and dental insurance
    through plans available exclusively to NSSLHA members.

   Eligibility for the NSSLHA to ASHA Conversion Program
    Discount, which represents a significant savings on dues
    and fees for your first year of ASHA membership and
    certification.
NSSLHA to ASHA Conversion
   Many students find this
    to be one of the               Save
    biggest benefits of           $150.00
    NSSLHA membership.             Total=
   The program allows            $336.00
    students with 2             NSSLHA to
    consecutive years of
    membership in             ASHA Conversion
    National NSSLHA to
    transfer their
    membership to ASHA             Save
    at a discounted rate.         $50.00
   If you only have one          Total=
    year membership in           $436.00
    National NSSLHA,
    qualify for the recent     Recent Grad
    grad conversion rate.     Conversion Rate
Without membership in
NSSLHA…
   The initial fee for membership and
    certification for ASHA without
    membership in NSSLHA is:
       $486.00
       The conversion rate really helps a new
        grad cut down on costly expenses when
        beginning their career!
   Students who qualify for the
    conversion rate are eligible to
    receive the discount until August 31st
    of the year following their graduation
    from their Master’s program.
Benefits ~ Last but not least!
   A reduced
    registration fee                         NSSLHA Member
                                             Convention Rates
    for the ASHA
    convention!                Early Bird:   Pre-Registration   On Site:
   A student that is not a     $180.00          $190.00        $240.00

    NSSLHA member would
    not receive the same
    discount.
   Great opportunity to
    experience the
    conference as a student;                  ASHA Member
    so take advantage of the                 Convention Rates
    discount before you are
    an ASHA member!
                               Early Bird:   Pre-Registration   On-Site:
   These rates are taken       $360.00          $390.00        $440.00
    from the 2006 convention
    and are subject to
    change in 2007!
NSSLHA Membership

   National NSSLHA has 303
    independently operated
    chapters located on college
    campuses and universities in
    the United States, Canada and
    Greece.
   There are approximately 13,000
    student members.
NSSLHA keeps on growing!

   Rough estimates provided from
    the past few years
   Gradual increase is noted and
    expected to continue as
    NSSLHA continues enhancing
    member benefits.
     2003 = ~12,000 members
     2004 = ~13,000 members
     2005 = ~15,000 members
Who are NSSLHA Members?

   NSSLHA members consist of:
     Undergraduate students
     Graduate students

     Doctoral students

   NSSLHA members study
    Speech-Language Pathology,
    Audiology, and Speech and
    Hearing Science.
The Structure of NSSLHA
Leadership…
   NSSLHA               10 Regional
    consists of an        Councilors
    Executive             (students)
    Council that         5 Consultants
    volunteer their       (faculty
    time. Members         members)
    of the council       A Director of
    include:              Operations at
                          the ASHA
                          National Office.
Region 1               &         Region 2



   Beth Myers, Vice-          Danielle Lyons
    president
   2nd Year Masters SLP;      1st Year Masters SLP;
    Clarion University          Adelphi University
   Connecticut,               New York, Greece,
    Massachusetts, Maine,       Saudi Arabia
    New Hampshire,
    Pennsylvania, Rhode
    Island, Vermont, Nova
    Scotia, Quebec
    Region 3          &         Region 4




   Kathryn A.
    Quinlan, President       Sarah Macris
   4th year doctoral        2nd year masters
    student; speech           SLP; The Ohio
    and hearing               State University
    science; Vanderbilt      Ohio, Indiana,
   Alabama, Florida,         Michigan, Ontario
    Georgia, Kentucky,
    Tennessee, West
    Virginia
    Region 5        &        Region 6



   Kimberly Croteau        Mollie Carson
   2nd Year Doctorate      2nd year Masters
    Audiology; James         SLP; University of
    Madison                  Minnesota
   Delaware, District      Colorado, Kansas,
    of Columbia,             Minnesota, North
    Maryland, New            Dakota, Nebraska,
    Jersey, North            Oklahoma, South
    Carolina, South          Dakota
    Carolina, Virginia
    Region 7             &        Region 8



   Laura Gingrich              Emily Lucas
   1st year Masters            1st year Masters
    SLP; University of           SLP, Saint Louis
    Northern Iowa                University
   Iowa, Illinois,             Arkansas,
    Wisconsin                    Louisiana,
                                 Missouri,
                                 Mississippi
    Region 9        & Region 10



   Elisa Valdes           Kristina Celani
   2nd year Masters       Undergraduate Senior;
                            University of California
    SLP; Texas Tech         at Santa Barbara
    University
                           Alaska, California,
   Arizona, Montana,       Hawaii, Idaho,
    New Mexico,             Nevada, Oregon,
    Texas, Utah,            Washington, British
    Wyoming, Alberta,       Columbia
    Puerto Rico,
    Mexico
Want to find out more
information about the EC?

   Visit the NSSLHA website for
    more information on our
    Executive Council!

   http://www.nsslha.org/nsslha/co
    uncil/
List of programs…
   Advocacy Program for Students
   Chapter Development
   CSD Career Awareness Day
   CSD Student Survival Guide
   E-mail Announcements
   NSSLHA Day at the ASHA Convention
   NSSLHA Honors Program
   NSSLHA Loves Campaign
   Regional Project Grants
   Community Service Grants
   NSSLHA Representation at State Association
    Conventions and CSD-related Activities
   Student Representation Within the American
    Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Specific information on
NSSLHA programs
   Advocacy Program for Students
       A Asserting the need for student advocates, and
        emphasizing their value for the cause.
        P Preparing students for the role they will
        undertake as advocates.
        S Simplifying the process, removing the
        overwhelming nature of democracy, and
        replacing it with a less intimidating, step-by-step
        procedure that students can reasonably follow.

   NSSLHA Regional Project Grant
       NSSLHA Chapters in good standing are eligible
        to receive funds ranging from $300 to $1000 to
        support educationally oriented projects designed
        by NSSLHA members with the goal of benefiting
        the students within a given region.
More program information
   NSSLHA Community Service Grant
       NSSLHA Chapters in good standing are eligible to
        receive matching funds up to $1000 to purchase
        equipment (e.g., AAC devices, computers and/or
        peripheral computer devices) or other materials (e.g.,
        clinical tests, software) to donate to a nonprofit
        organization.

   NSSLHA Honors Program
       Annually, the Executive Council of the National
        Student Speech Language Hearing Association
        (NSSLHA) awards Honors to outstanding students,
        faculty, chapters, and individuals that have made
        significant contributions to both the Association on a
        national and local level and to the discipline of human
        communication sciences and disorders.
COMING SOON!

   NSSLHA is working on a new
    strategic plan. The suggestions
    made today will be considered
    during the planning process.
   On-line Praxis and Research
    courses available to members
   Enhanced publication
    opportunities
What is the importance of
student involvement?
   Why should students become
    involved with pre-professional
    organizations at a local and
    national level?

     There is strength in numbers.
     You become a better advocate for
      the professions.
     You become a better professional.
What can YOU do?
   As students:
       Volunteer time in organizations
       Affiliate with professional groups
       Run for offices to develop leadership skills
       Attend state association Legislative Council
        meetings
       Network with students & professionals whenever
        possible
       Initiate activities and share your ideas
   As professionals:
       Discuss personal professional development
       Take time to mentor students
            Personal interest = success for students!
Don’t wait until it’s too
late…become involved today!
   Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is
    easy to most boys and girls. It involves no
    effort of independent thought, and seems
    rational because the teacher knows more than
    his pupils, it is moreover the way to win the
    favor of the teacher, unless he is a very
    exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive
    acceptance is a disastrous one in later life.
    It causes man to seek and to accept a leader,
    and to accept as a leader whoever is
    established in that position. -- Bertrand
    Russell

   The first responsibility of a leader is to
    define reality. The last is to say thank you.
    In between, the leader is a servant. -- Max De
    Pree

				
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