News & Updates - as of 06/22/2020

  • 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.
  • NBASLH shares concern for everyone being impacted by COVID-19, and after considerable review of recent developments, Dr. Kia Johnson, NBASLH Chair and the Board of Directors felt it was in the best interest of our members and participants to postpone the NBASLH Convention. The Convention will no longer take place from April 15-18 at the Houston Omni Hotel and will be rescheduled for next year. Read more
  • 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.

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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