Starting a Community Literacy Project

During my final undergrad year at The Ohio State University (OSU), I wanted to leave an impression—not only within the CSD department and my school, but on the surrounding community. As our NSSLHA chapter vice president, I wanted to strengthen the relationship between our chapter and the members of our community. Luckily for us, Candice Michel, a former OSU graduate and speech-language pathologist for Columbus…

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ASHA Certification Standard Changes Are Coming Next Year—Get Ready

Did you know … whether you’re an audiology or speech-language pathology student, as of January 1, 2020, ASHA will have new certification requirements that could affect your eligibility to become an ASHA Certified Member! First, check out our breakdown of the changes for both audiology and speech-language pathology students. Now, let us help you navigate the process … 2019 Graduates (Master’s or AuD Programs) For…

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Transforming Portland State University’s NSSLHA Chapter

Portland State University’s NSSLHA chapter has transformed tremendously over the past several years, with a focus on implementing innovative changes to increase student participation and fundraising efforts. Prior to taking over the role of chapter advisor in 2014, our chapter was a fully independent, student-run organization with a board of four students and 14 “active” chapter members—there was minimal faculty involvement. The chapter held a…

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5 Tips to Develop Your Clinical Skills

Until recently, I had a basic knowledge of stuttering from undergraduate coursework, but I knew nothing about fluency treatment or why a clinician might choose one particular treatment option over another. Going into clinicals, this made me extremely anxious and I labored over whether or not I’d be able to properly select and implement effective therapies for my adult client with a stutter. Yet, as…

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