National Student Speech Language Hearing Association Will Host Speakeasy Gala to Benefit Cal State Fullerton Speech, Language, And Hearing Clinic


FULLERTON, Calif. – On Friday, November 17, Cal State University Fullerton’s local National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter invites students, staff, faculty, and the community to its inaugural Speakeasy Gala benefitting the CSUF Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic, as well as The Center for Children Who Stutter. The event will take place at Memories Dinner and Dancing in Whittier. 

NSSLHA is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders.

The mission of the CSUF Speech, Language, and Hearing, Clinic and The Center for Children Who Stutter is to educate and train future speech-language and hearing professionals by providing them with the knowledge, skills and clinical experience to become certified and licensed speech language pathologists and audiologists prepared for the complex and changing demands of the 21st century. In addition, the clinic provides high quality clinical services to individuals with communications disorders and needs within the surrounding community. 


“In the past year, we have conducted research in peoples' homes for autism and AAC, aphasia, and motor speech disorders. We've conducted Korean parent support groups. During these projects, we provide education and practical ways for parents to facilitate speech and language at home,” said Kris Brock, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Cal State Fullerton. 

He continued, “Each summer we take children with a variety of diagnoses; autism, cerebral palsy, speech/language, for example, and provide a two-week intensive group intervention called Titan Tykes. At Titan Tykes, we believe that children with communication needs should not be placed into special day anything. They need peer-to-peer interaction.”


Guests can purchase tickets at Eventbrite. All purchases include dinner, bar, live music, and silent auction access. The event is dress to impress.