NSLHA's mission is to promote services for speech, language, hearing, swallowing and related disorders in Nebraska; to encourage education and research activities; and to advocate for the rights of persons with communication disorders. Learn more.
NSLHA member, Jenise Straight discusses the value you receive from being a NSLHA member. "After you have met all these people you have access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise that you wouldn't get anywhere else."
NSLHA Members Celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month during a proclamation ceremony this morning at the Capitol. Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley presented the proclamation to NSLHA President Jill Kumke.
Share your story with us in words, videos and/or photos about how you became a speech pathologist or audiologist. We’d also like to showcase and recognize NSLHA members for your activities and support of your local communities on the website. Send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KSSHLA didn’t waste any time getting involved in the Kearney community during the Fall Semester! Members participated in both the Alzheimer’s Walk and the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, along with providing additional fundraising efforts and donating the proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Read more about KSSHLA below!
The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s NSSLHA chapter has been busy this semester. The chapter is full of close to 60 graduate and undergraduate students who are studying speech-language pathology, and more importantly, striving for excellence. The students of the chapter are finding themselves immersed in the Omaha community while advocating for and interacting with those who are affected by communication disorders.
UNL NSSLHA had a busy school year! They participated in multiple volunteer opportunities and social events all around Nebraska and surrounding areas. Some of the volunteer opportunities they participated in were: the Huskers for Hearing Annual 5k run, Relay for Life, and the Iowa Miss Amazing Pageant. UNL NSSLHA members enjoyed social events at Defy Gravity, a Scavenger Hunt, a froyo trip to Red Mango, and an Egg Hunt at the People’s City Mission. UNL NSSLHA definitely achieved their goal of getting to know members better and maintaining their volunteer opportunities during the 2014-2015 school year.
The FRIENDS one-day conference is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together and learn about stuttering while meeting other people who are dealing with similar struggles.
• Meet others who stutter.
• Have fun talking!
• Learn about stuttering and ways to increase your confidence communicating.
• Learn how to best support your child.
• Meet other parents of children who stutter and share experiences and concerns with people who "get it".
The FRIENDS one-day conference is also a fantastic place for speech-language pathologists and students to learn more about stuttering, current treatments and the support available to people who stutter, while earning .5 CEUs.
Have you ever wanted to unleash your creativity while doing therapy with people who have a chronic communication disorder. You know the profile. This is a person who has had a stroke/brain injury and is not communicating well a year or more after the event. The person has no resources for therapy but wants to continue to improve his/her communication. If you live in the state of Nebraska we have an opportunity for you! Researchers in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska Kearney & Lincoln have a research project that would allow you to design a creative therapy plan and decided how to allocate the therapy dollars.
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Tuesday, August 9—Day 1 will include research/evidence on the effectiveness of Narrative Story Retell, assessment procedures and a brief overview of interventions. Friday, December 16—Day 2 will review assessment procedures and provide in-depth training on interventions, with the opportunity for those who have been using the intervention to share data, videos, and ask questions. Be sure to register for this training. To register for Day 2, individuals must attend Day 1. *School staff should register online through Odie. Go to http://www.esu10.org to access an Odie workshop and register or to request an Odie account. If you have difficulty requesting an account, please contact Polly Hays at 308-237-5927.
We invite you to become a member of the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA). Help strengthen our speech-language pathology and audiology profession by participating in professional development opportunities, and by advocating for the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders.
Continue to receive membership services, participate in professional development opportunities, and receive advocacy support. NSLHA is a strong voice working on behalf of its members to advocate for speech, language, and hearing services.
Nebraska audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students met with state senators from their areas to discuss issues including: improving access and the ability to deliver audiology and speech-language pathology services; the state's budget process; how to be an effective citizen advocate; dyslexia screenings and training; Medicaid managed care (Heritage Health); insurance coverage; and how to build a relationship with your state lawmaker. Participants provided feedback about issues and challenges they are facing in their schools, clinics and practices.