NSSLHA honored at PA Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention

NSSLHA honored at PA Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention


Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology presents at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) Convention

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association HARRISBURG — BU's chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) won Chapter Honors at the PSHA convention held recently in Harrisburg.

The chapter was honored for its extensive community service, including fundraising for the Danville Aphasia Center and participation in activities at a local nursing home, for its ongoing encouragement of undergraduate research through its Research Committee, for its support of the annual Health Sciences Symposium and ongoing community outreach, and for its financial support of the speech and language clinical programs.

The award was accepted by NSSLHA President Brianna Haines at the annual Awards Luncheon held at convention.

The Bloomsburg NSSLHA Research Committee also presented a poster entitled “Advertising a Stutter: Does it Affect How Much a Listener Remembers?” This research project was led by Research Committee co-chair Andrew Krauss with faculty advisors Kristin Pelczarski, Ph.D. and Pamela Smith, Ph.D.

  • Anita Wasileski, M.S., Clinical Supervisor and Pamela Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, also presented a seminar with Robin Petrus, M.S. entitled “Enhancing Language Outcomes Through a Community Based Aphasia Program.”
  • Pamela Smith also co-presented “B ending the Rules: Overcoming Barriers to Evidence Based Practice” with James D. Lemma, M.A., East Coast Dysphagia Management, Alison Wissinger, M.S., and Elizabeth Thrush, M.S. of the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.
  • Pamela Smith also presented “Clinical Supervision at Work: Making it Work!” with BU alumni Amanda Dean, M.S., Hershey Medical Center and Michele Kephart Swanger, M.S. HealthSouth (Mechanicsburg).

NSSLHA co-advisors are Thomas Zalewski, Ph.D. and Pamela Smith, Ph.D. #SenseOfCommunity