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.
This past school year for the Nebraska Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) has been another exciting one. NSSLHA is a club for speech language pathology and audiology students at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. NSSLHA’s numbers have grown again, and currently we have 104 total members, 40 active members, and 32 key members.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (UNO NSSLHA) Chapter is a student organization that helps students gain a greater awareness of the issues that affect the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. UNO's NSSLHA offers numerous opportunities for members to participate in volunteer projects, programs at meetings, guest speakers, and various other educational and service-based programs.
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.
This month’s member spotlight features Robin Criter! Robin, originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, is a current Ph.D student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Audiology with a focus on vestibular and balance sciences. Robin is a NLSHA member because she likes to stay current on what is going on locally in her field. She was also a recipient of the NSLH Endowment Fund Student Research Grant which helped fund her dissertation work.
This month’s member spotlight features Stacie Ray with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Barkley Memorial Center. Stacie was inspired to become an audiologist when her oldest son was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at the age of 17 months. She went on to receive her Au. D at Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. She enjoys being a NSLHA member because of the annual convention and finds it to be a great way to spend time with colleagues and friends.
Brenda Hoover is an audiologist from Boys Town National Research Hospital. Brenda appreciates being a NSLHA member because it allows her the chance to network with other professionals along with the continuing education opportunities NSLHA offers. Originally from Des Moines, Brenda enjoys the mix of technology, arts, and sciences that audiology encompasses. Read more and find out what celebrity Brenda has shared a photo booth with.
Toni Morehouse is not only a lecturer at UNL she is also co-owner of the private clinic Communication Works Speech Language Services. Toni discovered her passion for speech-language pathology as a freshman in college when they had a guest SLP speaker in one of her classes. She believes it is important to belong to your professional organization and that NSLHA provides the opportunity to connect with peers, legislators, and the profession. Toni is also a published children’s author. Find out more of Toni’s story below!
Candace Long majored in Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Now she is working towards a Master of Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Candace decided to go into speech-language pathology because she wanted to give everyone the opportunity to communicate successfully. If Candace wasn’t a speech-language pathologist she would enjoy living abroad working in developing countries helping people with basic needs. Find out more about Candace below!
“With this greater understanding of the speech process, we can retool rehabilitation methods in ways that isolate speech recovery and that don’t involve language.”
Perhaps children who are better at detecting variations in music timing are also better at detecting variations in speech and therefore have an advantage in learning language.