NSLHA will be the leading voice and partner in promoting speech, language, hearing, balance, swallowing and related disorders in Nebraska, and will be an expert in advocating for the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders.
The mission of NSLHA is to promote services for speech, language, hearing, balance, swallowing and related disorders in Nebraska; to support its members through professional development, networking, communications, lobbying and advocacy; to encourage education and research activities; and to advocate for the rights of persons with communication disorders.
FOCUS AREA 1: ADVOCACY
ISSUE: An organized, cohesive effort will be developed and maintained by NSLHA and its members to advocate for clients receiving speech, language, and hearing services and enhance the ability for members to deliver those services.
FOCUS AREA 2: MEMBERSHIP GROWTH AND ENGAGEMENT
ISSUE: As a growing, vibrant organization that embraces and adapts to the changing needs of its members, NSLHA will experience membership growth and engage members who are connected and involved in advancing the association’s vision and mission and experience enhanced value and support.
FOCUS AREA 3: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/CONTINUING EDUCATION/NETWORKING
ISSUE: Offer a variety of professional development and networking events for members and prospective members to help them expand their knowledge, learn new practices, and share information and resources.
FOCUS AREA 4: FINANCIAL HEALTH
ISSUE: Increased revenue and being good stewards of NSLHA’s resources results in an association that is able to meet and exceed its members’ expectations through delivery of value-added programs and services and remains viable for years to come.
Are you the school SLP or parent of a child who uses a speech-generating device (dedicated device or tablet/iPad)? The University of Kansas is conducting research to compare the perspectives of school-based SLPs and families of children who use SGDs. If you would like to participate in this study, or to learn more, please visit: https://goo.gl/m4Kx1v. Please direct questions to email@example.com.
You are invited to participate in a survey about speech-language pathologists’ and school psychologists’ experience and confidence in assessing children with co-occurring hearing loss and other disabilities. This survey is being completed by Sarah Yolo Leoplod, Assistant Professor at Utah State University.
The 2018 NSLHA Fall Convention is September 27-28 at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska. If you would like to submit a proposal or have a colleague or contact that is interested, please complete a speaker proposal form. The submission deadline is March 1st.
An undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, is hoping to learn more about SLP’s use and understanding of evidence-based practice. Her research will provide important information about SLP’s involvement in Evidence-Based Practice.
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The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association has experienced several recent legislative and regulatory advocacy accomplishments, and wanted to share with you the ongoing work being done for members in our state. Listen to this recording for more information.