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43rd ANNUAL NBASLH CONVENTION
MARCH 25-27, 2021 ~ HOUSTON, TX

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News & Updates - as of 11/2/2020


Call for Papers is now open! 

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NBASLH Position Statement on Racism

The members of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH), as professionals within the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology, view communication as a unique human right, a right that continues to be violated when Black men and women verbally and non-verbally express distress and bodily harm, and those communication efforts fall on deaf ears, ending tragically.

NBASLH joins with many of our colleagues and the individuals we serve in grieving the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and all who have died at the hands of police brutality. We recognize this senseless murder as, yet another tragic fiber of racism deeply woven into a longstanding history of racial injustice and bias in our country. NBASLH has always and continues to stand against racism, racial bias, and inequality. Additionally, the lack of standards of accountability continues to communicate a systematic endorsement of behaviors that should be deemed intolerable.

NBASLH stands by its mission of meeting the needs of Black professionals, students and individuals with communication disorders and differences. It is also within NBASLH’s purpose to advocate for Black individuals with communication disorders and differences. Black professionals as well as Black individuals we serve are in need of support in standing against racism, intolerance, and injustice that continue to plague Black communities, and especially Black men. Providing meaningful and effective clinical service delivery to Black individuals with communication disorders begins with the clear understanding that “Black Lives Matter.”

NBASLH will continue to advocate for our Black professionals, students, and individuals with communication disorders and differences. We also encourage those who support our mission to speak up and speak out against racism and join with us in initiating discussions with colleagues and students – within the profession and related to the profession – that invoke growth in cultural sensitivity and equality.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Curious about our logo? The symbol used in the NBASLH trademark 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 the National Speech-Language Pathology Exam Review Course, 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. 

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