National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders. Founded in 1972, NSSLHA is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). 

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, Montclair State University Chapter (MSSLHA)

Our local chapter of NSSLHA at Montclair State University (MSSLHA) ensures that students will have ccess to resources, support and information to succeed in the field of speech-pathology and speech-hearing research.  MSSLHA gives members the opportunity to participate in social events, community service activities and educational programs related to speech-hearing sciences and disorders.  MSSLHA offers great opportunities for networking within our major and promotes departmental and community involvement.  

To join...

 Please click on and fill out the attached application. . Return with the $20 membership fee to Rosemary DeStephan or Diane Polledri.  




Contact Us...


Contact person Position e-mail

Executive Board

Laura Ochs  President 
Stephanie Holst  Vice-president
Jackie Ostrander  Secretary

 Faculty Advisors

 Rosemary DeStephan  MSSHLA Advisor
 Diane Polledri  MSSHLA Advisor


Our Activities...



Our Benefactors...

The following is a list of organizations for which we have raised funds:


Autism Radio    
Operation Smile  
 Grace Foundation    
 Our Time Theatre Company