PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 135 NSU’s Affiliate Chapter of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NSU-NBASLH)* 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 National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing uses the acronym NBASLH which is pronounced “in bahz la” or |nbazlƏ|. Affiliates are the grassroots of the NBASLH. The objective of an affiliate is to increase the unity and effectiveness of all those in its local or regional area who are interested in or concerned with the needs and interests of black speech-language and hearing professionals and students, appropriate service delivery to black individuals with communication disorders, and research in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. NSU’s Affiliate Chapter of NBASLH was established in February 2006. NSU’s Affiliate of NBASLH has the distinction of being the only NBASLH affiliate chapter with professional and student members from three different regional areas: online across the country, at NSU’s regional campuses throughout the state of Florida and locally at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. * History of NBASLH: Please note the term Black originally used in 1979 continues to be used by this organization to refer primarily to the populations of America having African ancestry. nbaslh.org NBASLH Affiliates’ Handbook: nbaslh.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/NBASLH_Affiliate_Handbook.pdf