Oct 23

Third NSSLHA Meeting Today

Don’t Forget!

Today, October 23, we will be having our third NSSLHA meeting of Fall 2014 in classroom 112 at Longwood Speech, Hearing, and Language Services at 3:30 pm.

If you ordered a t-shirt, they will be available for pickup after the meeting. The t-shirts are $14.

You can also still pay your dues for the semester or for the year. Dues per semester are $6 or $12 for the year.

See you at the meeting!

Sep 24

2nd NSSLHA Meeting

Don’t forget we have our 2nd NSSLHA meeting tomorrow at 3:30 in the SHLS classroom!

Can’t wait to see everyone there!

Aug 30

First Meeting of Fall 2014

Mark your calendars!

We will hold our first meeting of the semester on Thursday September 4th at 3:30 in the Longwood Speech, Hearing, & Learning Services classroom 112.

Hope to see you there!

May 09

Have a Terrific Summer!

On behalf of the CSDS department of Longwood University, we wish everyone a terrific summer!

May 09

Congratulations Class of 2014!!!

Congratulations to the Longwood University class of 2014!

May each of your dreams become reality!!

Forever LANCERS!!!

Apr 01

April is National Autism Awareness Month

1 in every 88 children is diagnosed with autism. Autism is treatable, but children do not outgrow it. Here are some signs to look for in your child:

§  Little to no eye contact

§  Delay or lack of spoken language

§  Little interest in relationships with peers

§  Fixation on parts of objects

                              §  Repetitive use of language and/or motor skill

                           For more information go to: www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month

                                       April 21 – 28 is National Infant Immunization Week (Last Week in April)

By immunizing your child you can prevent diseases that may affect their development.  Vaccines are the most successful and cost effective in preventing disease.  Giving infants vaccines by the age of 2 can prevent 14 childhood diseases.  

For more information go to: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html

April 24th is World Meningitis Day

The best way to prevent Meningitis is by getting the meningitis vaccine.  Meningitis can cause hearing loss and brain damage or even a learning disability.  Bacterial Meningitis can be spread by direct contact with secretions from the nose or throat which contain the bacteria.  It is believed that 10-20% of people are carrying the bacteria at any given time.  Viral Meningitis is most often spread through fecal contamination or secretions from the nose or throat.  Fungal Meningitis is spread by inhaling fungal spores from the environment. 

For more information go to: www.comoonline.org

Mar 26

2014-2015 NSSLHA Officer Elections!

Hey Everyone!

Don’t forget to vote for the 2014-2015 NSSLHA officers! Voting can be done through collegiate link on the NSSLHA page. If you have any questions contact Melissa Goetz.

Voting ends Friday March 28 at 8pm!

Mar 15

Get Ready to Walk!

Come on out for a great event!

NSSLHA’s Sertoma Walk to “Celebrate Sound” will happen in 3 weeks!!  It includes a 5K of High Bridge Trail in Farmville, VA plus activities centered around healthy hearing habits.

The walk starts at 10am on April 5th at the Farmville Train Station.  Registration can be completed at 9am on the day of the walk, or by accessing the walk’s website at:  http://www.mycelebratesound.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1103173&lis=1&kntae1103173=3D93758F779F4E1584AA4EFC069975EE.

We hope to see you there!

Mar 04

Walk with NSSLHA to “Celebrate Sound: Don’t Walk in Silence”

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at Longwood is hosting a 5K walk on the High Bridge Trail to raise awareness and funds for the deaf and hard of hearing. The walk will begin at the Farmville Train Station on Saturday, April 5 at 10 am.

Registration starts at 9 am at the train station on the day of the event, or you can register online today instead by clicking the following link:

Can’t make it to the walk but would still like to donate? Just click on the link above to make your contribution!

Please don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to raise money for a good cause while enjoying a pleasant walk during the first days of spring!

Mar 01

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

A brain injury can happen at any time, anywhere, and to anyone.  More than 1.7 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year.  According to the CDC, the leading causes of Traumatic Brain Injury are:

§  Assaults (10%)

§  Struck by/against something (16.5%)

§  Car crash (17.3%)

§  Falls (35.2%)

For more information go to: www.biausa.org

March 12 – 18 is Brain Awareness Week

According to the Dana Foundation there are many ways we can keep our brain young, including:

§  Daily exercise

§  Interact with people

§  Eat a healthy diet including fruit, vegetables, and fish or nuts. Limiting trans and saturated fats

§  Get enough sleep (about 8 hours for most adults)

§  Find ways to manage your stress

§  Stimulate your mind with activities that challenge the brain

§  Have a sense of self-worth

§  Reduce cardiovascular risk factors

§  Keep your head protected during at-risk activities

For more information go to: www.dana.org/brainweek

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