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.
Claire Selin, a doctoral student at the University of Kansas, is investigating how pediatric language impairments managed across clinical settings. If you are a practicing speech-language pathologist who works with children, you are invited to complete this web-based survey. Please direct any questions to email@example.com. Thank you for your time and participation!
Join us in Omaha, NE on July 29-31, 2016 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop has just been updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism. Click Here for more information.
New approaches for assessing and treating communication in early communicators will be discussed and taught. Participants will learn methods to improve peer communication and interactions by using iPads within a peer-mediated intervention. The evidence base for the assessments and interventions discussed will be shared as part of this presentation. Participants will gain strategies that they can immediately use with individuals on their caseload who currently communicate nonverbally or with only a few words.
The 2016 National Conference on CAS will consider each child with CAS and not just their speech skills, but also their overall language, educational and developmental needs. The conference will be held in Itasca, Illinois at Eaglewood Resort and Spa, July 7 - 9, 2016.
Joel Edwards, Au.D. from Boys Town National Research Hospital is presenting a webinar on Tinnitus Management Considerations on Thursday, May 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Up to 0.2 ASHA CEUs are available.
NSLHA has received a Cohesive Legislative Advocacy Grant through ASHA to host Road Shows this fall in each of NSLHA’s six regions. The road shows will focus on education and information about legislative issues; help address the needs of audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students; and provide information about how citizen advocacy and relationship building with state senators makes a difference.