MGH Institute Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)


The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a nonprofit organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of human communication and related disabilities (Speech-Language Pathology). Visit the national organization's homepage for more information. Graduate students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program have an active NSSLHA chapter.

Along with participating in community service projects – see Chapter Events – the group is active in fundraising in order to reduce the cost for students attending the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention.

The annual ASHA Convention provides a place for professionals and students involved in speech-language pathology and related fields to present research, listen to speakers, and learn about new remediation techniques. By attending the convention, NSSLHA members gain more knowledge about communication disorders, and observe the leaders of our field.

Chapter Officers for 2017–2018

  • President: Emily Losordo
  • Vice-President: Liz Rossborough
  • Secretary: Molly Allen
  • Treasurer: Lindsay Keith
  • Professional Development Chairs: Stephanie Kennel and Lydia Polley
  • Social Event Chairs: Hillary Goldsmith, Sara Gaeta

NSSLHA Silver Recognition 2011

The MGH Institute of Health Professions NSSLHA Chapter was previously awarded NSSLHA Silver Chapter Recognition.

Chapter Honors are awarded to NSSLHA Chapters that demonstrate an awareness of student issues and concerns, outreach to the community, educational opportunities, and social and fund-raising activities promoting both the professions and the national association – see Chapter Events

Join the chapter's group on Facebook.