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Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

NBASLH expresses its deepest concern for those, including our Houston Affiliate, whose lives have been affected in one way or another by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and elsewhere.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

In an effort to assist, NBASLH is collecting funds for the relief efforts. You may send your tax-deductible checks made payable to NBASLH and mark in the memo, Hurricane Harvey Efforts, or complete our online form using your credit card. We will work with the Houston Affiliate and our Board members at the University of Houston,  to identify agencies in the area for our donations and will provide the membership an update at the April membership meeting. Thank you for your support.

Cathy Runnels, Chair, and the Board of Directors

News & Updates

  • Save the Date! 2018 NBASLH Convention, April 12 - 14, Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC

Our mission is to maintain a viable mechanism through which the needs of black professionals, students and individuals with communication disorders can be met.

The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing is the premier professional and scientific association addressing the communication interests and concerns of black communication science and disorders professionals, students and consumers. The association is the model for other organizations addressing the concerns of diverse populations.

Curious about our logo? The symbol used in the NBASLH trade mark is from the country of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). It means: "...reach out with the echo of understanding and speak for all to hear"

Membership Benefits

Members receive discounted rates for the NBASLH Annual Convention and PRAXIS Review, and a complimentary subscription to both JNBASLH and Resound))). JNBASLH, our official E-journal, is a professional publication that hosts scientific articles on research and clinical practice patterns which impact racially, culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Resound))), our national newsletter, contains valuable information such as legislative updates, Convention previews, and professional updates, including current issues and practices on various topics.

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Annual Convention

The NBASLH Convention offers continuing education opportunities to members with local and national presenters, job recruitment, current equipment and materials, exhibit displays and opportunities to meet with colleagues. Each year during the annual Convention, students also have an opportunity to participate in an intensive review for the PRAXIS Examination. NBASLH's next Convention, organized by Hadiya Coppedge, MA and Jessica Sullivan, PhD, will be held April 12-14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport will be the site of the 2018 Convention.

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