What is NBASLHA?
NBASLHA is the National Black Association for Speech-Language Hearing. NBASLHA was founded in 1978 to maintain a viable mechanism through which the needs of black professionals, students and individuals with communication disorders can be met. Their purpose is to promote and increase the number of black professionals interested in communication disorders, provide financial support, scholarships and mentoring to black students in CSD, be an advocate for black individuals with communication disorders, and promote public knowledge of differences specific to minorities.
Each year, NBASLHA holds a national convention for SLPs, Audiologists, Speech and Hearing Scientists, and students to discuss the latest research and important information concerning minority issues in communication science and disorders.
2018 NBASLHA Convention
April 12th-14th, 2018
Save the date for the 2018 convention! April 12-14, 2018, Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC.
This Convention is a great way to learn more about the field of Speech-Language Pathology, to get a better sense of diversity within the field, to learn more about research, and to network with professionals from across the nation. If you are interested and committed to attending, please contact any MC2 officer.
After you have committed, you must sign up to become an NBASLH member (or renew your membership if you are already a member), which is required for attendance at the Convention. Membership not only allows you access to the annual Convention, but also to NBASLH’s e-journal and national newsletter. You can register to become a member here. Please be advised that membership costs $35. If you have any questions regarding the application or the convention in general, please do not hesitate to contact any MC2 officer.
2016 NBASLHA Convention
The 2016 NBASLHA Convention was held in Virginia Beach. The theme was “Celebrating Diversity in Research and Clinical Practice.” The convention included seminars of research and therapy techniques, but the majority of the presentations were related to multicultural populations and topics.