News & Updates - as of 06/22/2020

  • NBASLH TALKs Series: Speak Up & Speak Out Part 4 is CEU’D!
    Program Title: Moving from Cultural Competence to Cultural Humility
    Date: August 6, 2020 7 – 9pm EST Zoom Online
    Presenter: Kyomi D. Gregory, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
    This session addressed the movement from cultural competence towards cultural humility in the healthcare professions. Currently, a medley of terms exists over the best term to address cross-cultural problems in healthcare delivery. Since the field of CSD continues to require cultural competence as part of the standards it must be aware of the variety of terms. This presentation addressed the importance of specific clinical training in the domain of cultural humility for developing students, clinicians, and faculty.


    NBASLH Members: Free
    Non-Members: $25.00

  • Save the date for the 43rd Annual Convention being held March 25-27 at the Omni Galleria Houston Hotel, Houston, Texas. 
  • NBASLH National Speech-Language Pathology Exam Review Course - Is moving forward as planned! We heard from you and we shifted to a virtual platform. Learn how you can ensure success as you prepare for licensure. The live session provides attendees with the opportunity to interact and ask questions, so we encourage you to participate. As you might imagine, there's a lot of planning to do. Participants will be notified via email.
  • Interested in getting your business or university in front of over 400 African American audiologists, speech-language pathologists, researchers, academicians, and students from across the country and the Caribbean. Click here to learn more about our Exhibit and Sponsorship opportunities!

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.

NBASLH Position Statement

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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