Abstract submission will open September 3, 2019. Please check back to the website for more details on requirements and how to submit an abstract to speak at the 2020 NBASLH Convention.

NBASLH is excited to announce the 2020 Convention Session Tracks. Please keep the below descriptions in mind when crafting your abstract submission. Please contact NBASLH Headquarters at (609) 799-4900 or [email protected] with any questions.


Audiology & Aural Rehabilitation
Proposals appropriate for submission to this topic include auditory/central auditory processing (both normal and disordered) among children and adults including auditory neuropathy/auditory dyssynchrony, neuroscientific bases, assessment, intervention, functional impact, service delivery, academic and clinical preparation, and research. Additionally, presentations may be submitted that cover audiology assistants, balance system disorders, deaf education, cochlear implants, hearing aids, hearing screenings, and tinnitus.

Clinical & School-Based Disorders
Proposals appropriate for submission to this topic should focus on the causes, characteristics, and management (prevention, assessment, and intervention) related to clinical & school-based disorders such as apraxia, AAC, Autism, fluency, selective mutism, speech sound disorders, resonance disorders, accent modification, and voice disorders.

Language, Literacy, & Cultural/Linguistic Diversity
Proposals appropriate for submission to this topic area should focus on aspects of language and learning in children and adolescents. The influence of cultural and linguistic differences on speech and language and service delivery should also be submitted for this topic area. The topics that will be covered on this track are, but not limited to, early intervention, intellectual disability, late language emergence, social communication disorder, spoken language disorder, written language disorder, dialect, and bilingual issues.

Leadership & Professional Development
Proposals appropriate for this area focus on ethics, leadership, coaching/mentoring, recruitment, performance evaluations, self-care, and professional development issues relating to speech-language pathology and audiology. Topics in this area come from a wide range of practice environments and appeal to clinicians, translational researchers, and administrators. Additionally, presentations may be submitted that cover management, telepractice, private practice, caseload/workload, doctoral programs, and speech-language pathology assistants.

Medical-Based Disorders
Proposals appropriate for submission to this topic include issues relating to assessment and intervention for children and adults in the medical setting. The topics that will be covered in this track include aphasia, swallowing in adults, dementia, documentation in healthcare, cleft lip/palate, pediatric feeding and swallowing, head and neck cancer, neuroplasticity, and traumatic brain injury.