Student Affairs

The 2018-19 Chair for the Student Affairs Committee is Callan Gavigan.  Questions, concerns or comments are always welcomed.  Please contact Callan at

Licensure Information:
Eligibility for Educational Limited SLP License (only for those whose education did not include 9 months of supervised clinical experience).
-Graduate from an accredited master's or doctoral speech-language pathology educational program or a program that has been deemed substantially equivalent.
-Provide proof of acceptance for training in a clinical situation supervised by a licensed SLP.
-Submit the SLP Educational Limited license application found at with the $170.00 fee.
-A fingerprint report and criminal background check are required. Fingerprints must be taken using the instructions and ID number that are sent to the applicant after the license application and fee are received.
License Application
Licensing Guide
LARA Licensure FAQs

To check on the status of your license
Michigan-specific FAQ's, guidelines and requirements for Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist
Contact LARA

ASHA Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP)

The MSLP is open to students who wish to cultivate their leadership skills, interact with leaders in the professions, and learn how their association works. This program has prepared more than 650 students from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds to serve in leadership positions. MSLP alumni have answered the call to serve as leaders by volunteering in more than 80 positions on boards, committees, and councils as well as serving as editors, judges, and program or application reviewers. MSLP alumni are also serving their communities at large by working in schools, health care, and academia in the United States and abroad.

To learn more about the Minority Student Leadership Program

Applications are being accepted through May 7, 2018.

University Information:
University Programs in Michigan

The Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association is Proud to Announce the Recipients of the
2018 Student Scholarship Award
Casie Jill Shannon, B.A., Graduate Student at Eastern Michigan UniversityCasie will graduate in December of 2018 with her M.A. from Eastern Michigan University.  She holds a B.A. from CMU and has completed post-baccalaureate work at WSU.  Casie would like to work in an outpatient pediatric setting and also would like to become a board certified specialist in Fluency.  She has presented at ASHA on Mentorship and is very active in EMU's NSSLHA chapter - currently serving as President of that body.  Her passionate commitment to this profession is evident in all of her work experiences and career goals.  She has two small children which make her academic achievements even more admirable in light of the workload she has as a busy mother. 

Danae Brownell, B.S., Graduate Student at Michigan State UniversityDanae expects to graduate from MSU in May of 2019 with an M.A. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders.  She has a B.S. from Grand Valley State University in both Speech-Language Pathology and Spanish.  She is also passionate about contributing to this profession by combining her Spanish language abilities with outreach to bilingual students and to students in Spanish speaking countries such as Columbia and Mexico.  She has volunteered with children with disabilities in Cusco, Peru and also with the Children of Mexico International Organization.  Her goals also include collaboration working with other professionals such as physical and occupational therapists, physicians, teachers, and social workers.  Danae plans to serve as a bilingual SLP and to implement mentorship programs for bilingual and multilingual students.  

Our deepest thanks to the Northern Speech Services and the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association for providing these funds. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Student Poster Session Winners:

Promoting Educators Implementation Writing Instruction for Students with Complex Instructional Needs: A Preliminary Study, Audrey Nitzel, Central Michigan University 

The Development of Rhyme Procession in Preschool Age Children, Valerie Rose, B.A., Michigan State University.

Thank you to Psi Iota Xi, Michigan chapters Eta Sigma, Zeta Theta, Theta Tau, and Eta Omicron, for their support of these awards.  Thanks to our Michigan colleague Char Holcomb, and others, for continuing to support our students in this manner.

2018 Praxis Bowl at the Annual MSHA Conference

This year Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, Central Michigan University and Calvin College participated in the 3rd annual praxis bowl. Each university had a team comprised of 4 M.A. students that answered questions related to speech and hearing. Wayne State University took home the trophy, defeating back-to-back winner Michigan State University. Comprehensive Speech & Therapy Center, from Jackson,  was the winner of the teams representing professionals. This was the first year that professionals were allowed to join in the fun; however, the student teams are the only groups eligible for the trophy. Each professional team paid $20 to join, and all proceeds went to the MSHF. This event will be hosted next year at the MSHA Conference and we hope to see many of you there supporting your students and schools!

We would like to thank Wayne State University Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders for sponsoring this event.   

Congratulations to Michigan State University, winners of the M & M (Most Student MSHA Members) Award


ASHA Information:

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

ASHA Student Information

ASHA SLP Certification Standards

How to Apply for ASHA Certification in Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical Fellowship FAQs