Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CSHA Convention 2011

Mr. Paulson received an award for Outstanding Achievement.
Some of our second year graduate students, one of which who had a poster board she presented (Wakana.)

This past weekend was the CSHA Convention at CSULA. Here are a few photos from the convention courtesy of Dr. Simon-Cerejido. See more at our Facebook page!

Friday, March 11, 2011


1) One of our COMD staff members will be receiving an award at the CSHA convention:
for Outstanding Achievement! If you see him on campus, congratulate him for such an accomplishment!

2) Also, if you would like to learn more about working with children with Autism, you can volunteer for Floortime Family fun day on April 15th from 1-5pm at Griffith park. To sign up, contact:
Meghan Crawford at dr.meghancrawford@gmail.com

3) Applications are available to sign up for MSLP! More information here: http://www.goeshow.com/asha/mslp/2011/

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

March Meeting Notes

Here's our meeting notes for March!

Thanks to Diane Collins and Mitch Holden for coming!

March Mtg Notes
Guest: Diane Collins (CSHA President) and Mr. Holden
  • Announcements
  • Guest speakers: Mr. Holden (part of District 6) and Diane Collins
  • Joining CSHA
    • help at the upcoming convention March 24-27 at the Los Angeles Biltmore
      • opportunities to help out
      • there’s a student luncheon
      • on the 25th of the convention there's a district reception where students receive scholarships that they applied for
        • free president reception with food and a classic rock band afterward
      • on 26th there’s a student luncheon where the students who received scholarships get acknowledged again
    • be a Student Representative
      • contact janice@csun.edu for more information
        • to volunteer at the CSHA convention and let her know you want to help
      • or contact Diane Collins: slpdicollins@aol.com
    • can work at the state level or district level
    • can possibly be in the state board
      • Mr. Holden works for District 6
    • Why get involved?
      • room for professional growth
      • good networking (e.g. get help making goals, get new connect ions etc)
      • go to www.csha.org
        • can see quarterly highlights
        • see resources of opportunities for students and SLPAs
        • get legislative updates (from Robert Powell) for professional development at calendar events
        • one upcoming event is the Survivor Symposium (for students) at Chapman University
      • you get subscribed to the CSHA magazine
      • if you go to the CSHA convention you can get a reduced rate for CSHA membership
      • there’s an Ambassador Program
        • if you have a friend join, you get 10 points.
          • each 10 points is a gift certificate
          • if you get 5 friends to join, that’s one year CSHA membership
          • 10 friends= one free convention registration
  • Mitchell Holden
    • responsible for District 6 (includes Los Angeles area)
    • several legislatures of CSHA are responsible for protecting our profession
    • CSHA is a great place for networking.
      • Mr. Holden started to be a member in CSHA in San Francisco
      • was mentored by many people and had several opportunities
      • every job he received was due to his networking in CSHA
      • great camaraderie
    • use to work in the hospitals and presently works in the schools
    • CSHA provides great discounts for conventions and CSHA workshops
    • contact for more information: mholdenslp@msn.com
  • If interested in going to the CSHA convention
    • join by Thursday for the discounted rate (preregistration $110 for all 4 days; and after Thursday: $145)
    • can sign up at www.csha.org
  • Join CSHA as a student for $35
    • get professional growth and opportunities
    • can join online www.csha.org
  • Student scholarship program
    • this past year 5 scholarships were rewarded
    • look for upcoming scholarship programs later this spring
      • these are due by September 25, 2011

Newsletter Winter 2011


Check out our newsletter made by our lovely newsletter editors, Victoria and Tiffany!

Good luck on finals and your last quarter papers!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

March 2011 Meeting!

Howdy folks!!

Here are the details about our upcoming meeting next week!

When: Tuesday, March 8th @ 6pm
Where: KH B4016
What: California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) president, Diane Collins, SLP will talk about the benefits of joining a professional organization.

Cool links to click on!
1) Here's our FB invite to this meeting: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183709131671679
2) LIKE our FB page! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183709131671679#!/pages/Nsslha-at-Csula/188094447878024
3) Our nifty blog: http://nsslhacsula.blogspot.com/
4) Our Autism Walk (April 23rd) group you can join: http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=442586&lis=1&kntae442586=6A9703936DEA4476A71068660C84A096&team=4014439&tlteam=0