Our Mission

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.

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  • 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.

  • Volunteer Opportunity to Participate in UNK and UNL Study: Evaluating Community Reentry, Patient Satisfaction and Healthcare in Chronic Brain Injury: A Communication Home Approach

    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.

    For more information, contact:

    Miechelle McKelvey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP
    University of Nebraska-Kearney University of Nebraska Lincoln
    mckelveyml@unk.edu kristy.weissling@unl.edu

  • 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.