Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Legislative Day and Student Advocacy Day
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the State Capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Student Advocacy Day Activities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus in Home Ec Building Room 11
3:30 p.m. Optional Social Activity for Students
The impact that you can have by connecting with your state senator, building a relationship, and offering support is tremendous. Please plan to attend and share your ideas, concerns and recommendation with state senators on how to enhance speech, language and hearing services for Nebraskans.
It’s an opportunity to build relationships with state senators, while educating and informing them about the speech-language-hearing field in our state. This is increasingly important, as the healthcare environment continues to change, and the ability to deliver speech-language-hearing services becomes increasingly challenging.
Complimentary Webinar to Prepare for NSLHA's Legislative Day
A complimentary webinar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. to prepare for NSLHA's Legislative Day. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can request a complimentary recording of the webinar. Please complete the registration brochure below to sign up for the webinar or recording. Download the webinar slides.
Download the talking points for NSLHA's Legislative Day. These will also be reviewed during the webinar.
9:30 a.m. – Go to the Norris Legislative Chamber Balcony to Watch the Legislature in Session
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Program in Room 1023. Topics include:
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch with State Senators
1:00 p.m. – Deliver Handouts to State Senators’ Offices
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Student Advocacy Day Activities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus in Home Ec Building Room 11 (includes roundtable discussions)
3:30 p.m. Optional Student Social Activity
The event begins at 9:00 a.m. at the UNL East Campus Loop (42nd and Holdrege) in Lincoln, NE and benefits HearU and the UNL Student Academy of Audiology. Registration fee is $35 per person for ages 8 and up. Ages 7 and under are free.
The David Staenberg established the Smile Out Loud Foundation Scholarship in 2015 to support post-secondary education for students with dyslexia. A $650 scholarship is available. Eligible applicants must be a current graduating senior of a public or private high school in Lancaster County in Nebraska. Applicants must plan to attend any accredited two-year or four-year university or college. Applicants must demonstrate a confirmed condition of dyslexia.
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.