2016 Fall Convention Photos

Amber Valentine presents "Infant Feeding Difficulties: A Look at High Risk Populations."

Anne Anderson is recognized for her service as NSLHA's Vice President and Continuing Education Committee Chair.

Fall Convention attendees discuss NSLHA's support for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students; review NSLHA's long-range strategic plan, recognize volunteers and award recipients; and discuss future needs and issues at the Annual Business Meeting.

Attendees discuss the latest products and services for the speech-language-pathology profession with vendors. Thank you to our exhibitors for your support!

Attendees meet with exhibitors and network at the reception.

Bashayer Hammadi is recognized for her board service as the representative for University of Nebraska at Omaha students.

Bethami Grossman presents FM.

Cindy Johnson

Diane Farrand presents an update from the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund (NSLHEF).

Ellie Spanel is recognized for her board service, representing University of Nebraska at Lincoln students.

Ethan Muench from WellCare of Nebraska introduces the General Session speaker.

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors!

Attendees at the General Session.

Congratulations to Staci Stoehr for receiving the NSLHA Honors of the Association award.

Jessica Thoene presents "Medicare 101."

Jill Kumke is recognized for her board service and as past president of NSLHA.

Sherri Jones presents "Beyond the Sound Booth: Genetics in Audiology.”

Julianne Svingen presents "Children Who Stutter Ages 2-6: Priorities in Assessment and Treatment."

Kendell Simms is recognized for her service as NSLHA's Vice President-Elect and Continuing Education Committee Vice Chair.

Korey Stading and Leslie Van Winkle present “Individual, Group, and Parent Training Intervention Strategies for Young Children
with Severe Communication Impairments.”

Marc Brennan presents “Effect of Increased Audibility with Frequency Lowering Hearing Aids on Speech
Recognition and Listener Preference.”

Thank you to the Autism Society of Nebraska for being stewards of our community through their ongoing support of individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as future professionals who will also serve in this capacity. Pictured (left to right): Julie Czepa from the Autism Society of Nebraska receives the award from Mitzi Ritzman.

Mitzi Brammer presents "Can We Talk? A Model for ACTIVE Comprehension.”

Mitzi Ritzman is recognized for her board service as an ASHA Advisory Council representative for NSLHA.

Nadine Martin presents the General Session “ASHA’s Support of Clinical Research: Bridging the Gap Between
Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Practice.”

Nikki Kopetzky is recognized for her board service as NSLHA Region 2 Representative.

Nikki Kopetzky presents "Medicaid and Audiology."

Norma Jo Majerus presents "How to Enroll as a Medicaid Provider.”

Dale Robinson, NSLHEF treasurer, presents a sponsorship check to NSLHA President Shari DeVeney.

Chelsea Hull receives a scholarship from the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund (NSLHEF).

Kaitlyn Liberty receives a scholarship from the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund (NSLHEF).

Shari DeVeney is recognized for her service as NSLHA's President.

Stephanie Sjoblad presents "Yes, Itemization and Evidence Based Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line
and Increase Patient Satisfaction.”

Steve Barlow presents "Optimizing Somatosensory Patterns and Motor Activity for Neurotherapeutic
Change Across the Lifespan."

Students learn practical information and tips for transitioning into the profession.

Thank you to the Student Forum panelists for sharing their experiences and insight.

Thank you to our exhibitors.

Congratulations to Tyler Fletcher for receiving the NSLHA Recognition of Service Award.

Congratulations to Garrett Nathan for receiving NSLHA's Young Leadership Award.

Thank you UNO NSSLHA members for all that you do!

UNO NSSLHA's photo booth fundraiser

News & Announcements

  • The Fall Convention brings together audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students from around the state who are looking for the best products and services available for their schools, hospitals, universities and private practices. Sponsorships help enhance the visibility and recognition of your company or organization while supporting the speech-language-hearing profession. Exhibitors also have the opportunity to offer continuing education at their booths.

  • Receive a summary of the current issues that have been discussed with the individual Heritage Health Plans (Medicaid managed care), as well as general Medicaid updates. Legislative efforts for 2017 will also be reviewed. Time will be provided for audience members to present their issues and questions about Nebraska's implementation of Medicaid managed Care and share their stories/problems.

  • The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund (NSHLEF) is offering two $1,000 scholarships. Apply by June 30th.

  • Participate in Fluency Enhancing Tactile Speech for Those Who Stutter Study

    The Wheat Lab at The University of Mississippi is researching the use of a smartphone app that provides fluency enhancing tactile speech for those who stutter. During this clinical trial, we are providing a free app for either iOS or Android, such that we can measure the effects of pulsating tactile vibrations on stuttering frequency. This is an open clinical trial, and we can accept English speaking participants from all over the country; During these weekly sessions over video conference, participants will be asked to share with us their experiences with the app, as well as provide some speech samples. Contact tactile@speechandhearingcenter.org to participate.

  • looking for currently practicing speech‐language pathologists who routinely assess cognitive skills to complete this 15-20 minute online survey. Results from this study will help researchers understand current cognitive assessment practices, define strengths and weaknesses of available assessments, and determine next steps for future assessment creation.