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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Student Organization (NSSLHA)

What is NSSLHA?
The National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a national organization for students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior. The SIUE chapter of NSSLHA provides gathering opportunities for students who are interested in the study of communication disorders.


  • Great way to meet other students in the program
  • Allows for community involvement and a way to give back
  • Resume builder
  • Only $10 per year
  • Contact:

National NSSLHA

  • $60 per year
  • Gives you full access to ASHA Publications and other resources for students
  • Receive a discount when you apply for your ASHA certification

Annual events:

Walk for Autism
Located in Forest Park in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The walk occurs during the beginning of October each year. Order a team shirt to show your support at the walk. The walk is a great way to meet others whose lives are touched by Autism while raising money for a great cause!

NSSLHA Loves Banquet
Each year faculty, students, family and friends of those in the Speech, Language, Pathology and Audiology program get together to raise money for the organization selected by National NSSLHA. Come enjoy a delicious meal, bid on baskets and other goodies in the silent auction, and challenge the faculty in a game of trivia. It is a fun night to spend with faculty and friends!


The SIUE NSSLHA organization also offers scholarships for speech-pathology majors or graduate students. The Traci Storey Memorial Scholarship and NSSLHA Scholarship are awarded each spring to help support students pursuing a career as a speech-language pathologist. Talk to a NSSLHA officer or e-mail NSSLHA at for more information.
speech path
Kathryn Brady, Ph.D.,
2009, University of Missouri, Columbia

Steffany M. Chleboun, Ph.D.,
2006, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Jaime Henderson, M. S.,
Clinic Coordinator

Marie Klopfenstein, Ph.D.,
2012, University of Louisiana – Lafayette

James V. Panico, Ph.D.,
2005, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Patti Awalt, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
Tedd Masiongale , M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor

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