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National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
The National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional organization for students interested in human communication disorders. UNT has a local chapter, the UNT-NSSLHA group, that is both a social and service organization. The chapter's service events have included Habitat for Humanity, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, health fairs, books for the children, and new graduate student buddies. Guest speakers have lectured on cochlear implants, augmentative communication, and autism. Social events have included bowling and miniature golf competitions with department faculty and staff, parties, and the annual department banquet.
Membership in the local chapter is open to any UNT student. Local dues are $15 per school year or $7.50 per semester. Applications are available at the NSSLHA bulletin board in the student workroom of the Speech and Hearing Center. The faculty advisor is Mrs. Laren Mathews.
Membership in the national organization is encouraged and has added benefits associated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. NSSLHA's web address is www.nsslha.org or 1-800-498-2071. National dues are $60 per calendar year.
Student Academy of Audiology
The Student Academy of Audiology is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology that serves as a collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. The SAA introduces students to lifelong involvement in activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology, and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve. The faculty advisor is Dr. Amyn Amlani.
Library facilities at the University of North Texas function as the nerve center for teaching and academic research. In addition to a major collection of electronic journals, books and databases, five campus facilities house just under six million cataloged holdings, including books, periodicals, maps, documents, microforms, audiovisual materials, music scores, full-text journals and books.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 130,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. ASHA's mission is to ensure that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate more effectively.
ASHA awards the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) to audiologists and speech-language pathologists who meet strict requirements, accredits graduate education programs and clinical service programs that meet ASHA’s high standards, and informs the public about communication disorders and the ways speech-language pathologists and audiologists help make a difference.
American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) is a professional organization for audiologists. The mission of the AAA is to provide quality hearing care to the public, enhance the ability of members to achieve career objectives, to provide professional development through education and research, and to increase public awareness of hearing disorders and audiologic services.
Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA)
The purpose of the Academy is to promote excellence in hearing care through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and habilitative services by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experiences while fostering and stimulating education, research, and interest in habilitation and rehabilitation for persons who are hearing impaired.
Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Council was established to enhance the educational quality of its member programs, to be on the cutting-edge of leadership training and development in higher education, to promote educational and programmatic innovation, and so forth. Through its many efforts and programs, the Council helps programs change and evolve to higher levels of excellence.
Map of speech-language pathology graduate programs: http://goo.gl/tfm04
Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
The State Board of Examiners for speech-language pathology and audiology adopts rules to regulate the qualifications and practice of speech-language pathologists and audiologists, including assistants in speech-language pathology, assistants in audiology, interns in speech-language pathology, and interns in audiology, licensed in Texas. The Board also issues registrations for audiologists and interns in audiology to fit and dispense hearing instruments.
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The mission of the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association (TSHA) is to empower speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the spirit of partnership with consumers and families. TSHA is committed to achieving excellence in education, professional development, and leadership through the application of the human and financial resources of the association. Among the purposes of TSHA is the encouragement and promotion of the role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist as a professional in the delivery of clinical services to persons with communication disorders and the encouragement of basic scientific study of processes of individual human communication with special reference to speech, hearing, and language as well as promotion of the prevention of disorders of human communication.