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Student Opportunities

Field Experience

Observation experiences with a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist are available in a variety of settings, including public schools, private practice, hospitals, and clinics. The observation field experience helps students meet the requirements for national certification.

The master’s program provides additional intensive field experiences.


Student Organizations

student organization NSSLHA

Longwood chapter of NSSLHA

The Longwood chapter of NSSLHA is the local affiliate of the national organization. Both undergraduate and graduate students participate in the organization providing service to the community and promoting the profession.


Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia

The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) promotes professional excellence and advocates quality services for people with communication, swallowing, and hearing disabilities. Formed in 1957, SHAV is a nonprofit organization of professionals working to meet the needs of people with communication impairments in Virginia

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.


Professional Links



Articulation and Phonology


Phonetics Font


Auditory Processing

Augmentative Communication


Brain Injury

Stroke and Aphasia

Childhood Language Disorders

Language and Literacy

Cleft Palate

Cerebral Palsy

Down Syndrome