When Patient Becomes Student Clinician—Finding My Way Through an AuD Program with Hearing Loss

During my second year of undergrad, I found myself questioning what I wanted to do with my life. I was unhappy with my current music therapy major, but anxious about changing it to CSD to become an audiologist. I was slowly falling out of love with music therapy, but still wanted to help people. Because of my hearing loss, I was familiar with the world…

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5 Tips for Submitting an ASHA Convention Call for Papers

“Call for Papers” can be three of the most intimidating, yet exciting, words for a student to read … especially when it comes to a national conference, like the ASHA Convention. At the beginning of each year, ASHA opens their call for submissions of proposed presentations for that year’s Convention. Proposals by students, researchers, educators, and other allied professionals about various topics are all considered….

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My Beautiful Stutter—Not Just a Documentary to Me

I’ve stuttered since I was 3. I always knew I didn’t speak like everyone else and always got frustrated with myself when I talked. I saw an SLP on and off throughout my elementary, middle, and high school years. There were times when my stutter became more pronounced, then I’d go to speech therapy and I’d become more fluent. Then I’d stop going to therapy…

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Black History Month: Celebrating the Future of Our Professions

Know what we love seeing most?  . . . You—taking the initiative to highlight issues that are important to you.You—speaking up and letting your voices be heard.You—inspiring and motivating others to not be afraid to speak their truths too. This Black History Month, we want to celebrate the wave of student leaders we’ve seen make significant impacts on their CSD communities . . . Amanda…

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