Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA)
NSLHA members represent speech pathologists, audiologists and
students. Audiologists specialize in preventing
and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic
treatment, including hearing aids.
Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and
language problems, including swallowing disorders.
Register for NSLHA's 2014 Fall Convention on September 24-26 at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln, NERegister for NSLHA's Fall Convention on September 24-26, 2014 at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln, Nebraska. View the convention agenda for a preview of professional development, continuing education, networking and social opportunities. Join your peers from around the state to discuss the latest practices and issues impacting speech pathology and audiology. The convention registration brochure, with more information, will be posted on the website this summer.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. General Session presented by Dawna Lewis, Ph.D. The Complexities of Listening and Understanding in Children with Minimal/Mild Hearing Loss
9:15 - 11:45 a.m.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 26, 2014
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Call for Posters for 2014 NSLHA Fall Convention
Submit a Call for Posters form for the 2014 NSLHA Fall Convention. The deadline has passed to submit learning objectives, in order to offer continuing education units (CEUs), but you may still submit a poster session entry for the event.
Participants will present their posters on Thursday evening, September 25th at the Cornhusker Marriott during exhibit hours, a Silent Auction and a networking reception.
Submit a Donation for the 2014 Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund Silent Auction and Live Auction on September 25, 2014 at the NSLHA Fall ConventionThe Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund (NSLHEF) is a non-profit organization comprised of speech-language pathologists and audiologists who wish to perpetuate the profession by awarding excellence in students and supporting educational and scientific endeavors in the University of Nebraska system.
NSLHEF will host a Live Auction and a Silent Auction on Thursday evening, September 25, 2014 at the convention. Proceeds from the auction will help to fund scholarships and research grants. Ideas for auction items include: gift baskets, gift cards, paintings and other wall decor, educational games and toys, jewelry, movie tickets and sporting event tickets.
Candidates Needed for President-Elect, Vice President-Elect, Secretary and Region VI RepresentativeElections will take place during NSLHA's 2014 Annual Business Meeting on September 25, 2014. Serving on the NSLHA Board of Directors is an opportunity to develop and enhance your leadership skills. The board sets vision, goals and policy for the association, oversees the work of committees to achieve NSLHA's goals, and directs the staff to carry out the day-to-day administration of the association.
Candidates are still needed for President-Elect, Vice President-Elect, Secretary and Region VI Representative. If you would like to be considered, please complete and submit a candidate bio form, and consent to serve form.
Board Position DescriptionsView the job descriptions for the positions on NSLHA's Board of Directors.
Nominate Your Peer for a NSLHA Award: Deadline is August 4thNSLHA is accepting nominations for three awards, which will be presented at the Annual Business Meeting on September 25, 2014 at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln, Nebraska.
NSLHA Selects Three Better Hearing and Speech Month Representatives
NSLHA has selected Joan Burney, Matthew Cedar and Wyatt Strom as its 2014 Better Hearing and Speech Month representatives.
Governor Heineman Declares May as Better Speech Hearing Month in Nebraska
Governor Dave Heineman read a proclamation, declaring May as Better Speech Hearing Month. A ceremony was held in the Warner Chamber at the State Capitol in Lincoln on May 14th. Joan Burney, Matthew Cedar and Wyatt Strom were recognized as the 2014 Better Speech and Hearing Month recipients. A luncheon followed at the Cornhusker Marriott.
53 Speech-Language Pathologists Participated in NSLHA's April 22, 2014 Spring Workshop53 Speech-Language Pathologists participated in NSLHA's April 22, 2014 Spring Workshop at the Holiday Inn in Kearney, Nebraska. Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP presented "Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment and Treatment from Research to Practice."
2014 Sponsorship and Exhibitor OpportunitiesTake advantage of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities this year to connect with Nebraska-Speech-Language-Hearing Association members. Thank you for supporting speech pathology and audiology in Nebraska.
Eleven NSLHA professional members, one lifetime member and 31 students at NSLHA's participated in NSLHA's Feb. 11th Legislative Day at the Capitol.
NSLHA Legislative Affairs Committee Co-Chairs Sue Rowland and Kelly Wacker presented a Meritorious Award to Senator Russ Karpisek. He attended a past NSLHA Legislative Day Breakfast for senators and learned about the need for insurance coverage for single or bilateral cochlear implants. After the breakfast, Senator Karpisek worked with NSLHA to introduce LB 71 and has pushed for this coverage. Karpisek said this coverage would provide services to individuals with severe to profound hearing impairments.
Gloor, Chair of the Nebraska Legislature's Banking, Commerce and Insurance
Committee spoke to 11 NSLHA professional members, one lifetime member and 31
students at NSLHA's Feb. 11th Legislative Day at the Capitol about
the future of healthcare. Senator Gloor
said Nebraska's Legislature is faced with the challenge of determining how our state can best develop and implement a system to measure outcomes and
accountability for improved patient care and health for patients. Gloor also spoke about the implementation of
patient-centered medical home -- a team based health care delivery model led by
a physician that provides comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients.
Senator Mike Gloor, Chair of the Nebraska Legislature's Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee spoke to 11 NSLHA professional members, one lifetime member and 31 students at NSLHA's Feb. 11th Legislative Day at the Capitol about the future of healthcare.
Senator Gloor said Nebraska's Legislature is faced with the challenge of determining how our state can best develop and implement a system to measure outcomes and accountability for improved patient care and health for patients. Gloor also spoke about the implementation of patient-centered medical home -- a team based health care delivery model led by a physician that provides comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients.
The information provided will be submitted to NSLHA's President for review and determination of approval for posting. The sole purpose of posting subject recruitment notices is to inform members of NSLHA about ongoing research and to do so in a responsible manner. Any decision of NSLHA members to participate will be based on their contact with the researchers themselves; the posting of the information on the NSLHA website does not constitute endorsement by NSLHA, or its Board of Directors. Research requests will not be sent out via email. Members may visit the NSLHA website for information about research requests.
NSLHA members are also encouraged to submit suggestions for resources of potential interest and benefit to other professionals, university students, the general public, and prospective patients/clients. These professional links can be accessed by clicking on the Members tab at the top left of this page and scrolling down to Resources/Links.