Students and New Professionals

CSHA loves students!

We offer FREE CSHA membership and REDUCED CONFERENCE REGISTRATION to all matriculated SLP and AUD students!

In addition, we offer FREE CSHA membership to all first year professionals in Connecticut.

Contact NSSLHA advisors for more information.

College Students

University Programs in Connecticut

About SCSU

The Department of Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in communication disorders and a Master of Science Degree in speech-language pathology.  In addition to offering an exemplary academic program, the Department of Communication Disorders provides its students with rich internal and external clinical experiences. With the largest university clinic for speech-language pathology in Connecticut, Southern students are offered a wide variety of clinical opportunities. Three on-campus clinical service programs, The Center for Communication Disorders, The Access Network, and Southern Connecticut Audiology Services, provide the communities of the Southern campus and the Greater New Haven area with a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment opportunities in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology.



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About Sacred Heart

The Speech-Language Pathology program at Sacred Heart University currently has an undergraduate minor in SLP and a graduate program that recently underwent a successful site visit for accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Our program is also accredited by the CT Office of Higher Education and approved for teacher endorsement by the CT State Department of Education. Students in SHU’s SLP undergraduate program have the opportunity to participate in a service learning experience in Guatemala, where they work with other professions to provide hearing screening and home literacy instruction. Students from the graduate program may also participate. Our graduate SLP program is unique in placing students in real clinical settings, in teams accompanied by supervisors from SHU, from the first semester of the graduate program. Each graduate student experiences at least five different clinical placements in the course of the five semester program (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring). Research opportunities are provided for students who wish to assist faculty with their research, as a volunteer, or through competitively awarded graduate assistantships. SHU is the only University in CT that has Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and SLP on one campus and provides multiple interprofessional experiences for students each semester. Our program has been evaluated as a national model of interprofessional education. SHU SLP also offers the option to complete a certificate of specialization in autism, medical SLP, or English Language Learners’ Literacy.

SHU’s NSSHLA Chapter has been awarded Gold status by the National NSSLHA office and SHU student Ny-Aja Boyd serves as a regional representative to NSSLHA.




Founded in 1972, the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal & disordered human communication.  NSSLHA is a pre-professional membership association and is the only official national student association recognized by the  American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) . NSSLHA has approximately 13,000 members with  chapters  at more than 300 colleges & universities.  National NSSLHA connects students regardless of level of interest to a wealth of resources in the area of communication science and disorders.