Strategies and Tools for Language, Literacy and Written Expression in Both Therapy and Classroom Settings

The NSLHA Fall Convention showcases excellent education and networking opportunities for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students.

2015 NSLHA Fall Convention

September 24-25, 2015
Kearney Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center
110 South 2nd Avenue, Kearney, NE

Register online or complete and submit a paper version of the registration form.

Up to 1.4 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) will be available.

Exhibitor and sponsor registration is open. Connect with Nebraska audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students in the profession. We have several new sponsorship opportunities available, to help promote your business or organization. The registration deadline is September 11th. Register online or complete and submit a paper version of the exhibitor/sponsor registration brochure.

Agenda (many session handouts are now available - see below)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
6:00 p.m. – NSLHA Board Meeting with Janet Deppe from ASHA
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Student Share Fair

Thursday, September 24, 2015

7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. General Session "Stretch Your Knowledge of Telepractice: Service Delivery –Regulation – Reimbursement" presented by Janet Deppe

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Break

9:15 – 11:45 a.m. Audiology Breakout Session – John Pumford – “On-Ear Verification Challenges, Tips and Tricks”

9:15 - 11:45 a.m. SLP Schools Breakout Session - Telepractice for SLPs presented by Alicia Davis and Theresa Larson

9:15 – 11:45 a.m. SLP Clinical Session – “Device-Facilitated Oropharyngeal Strengthening for Swallowing Rehabilitation with Seniors” presented by Susan Almon-Matangos and Jacqueline Hind

9:15 – 11:45 a.m. Student Track Session - Preparing for Life After Graduate School (various speakers)

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. NSLHA Annual Meeting Luncheon and Awards Presentations

1:15- 1:30 p.m. Break

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Audiology Breakout Session - Leisha Eiten – Audiology Coding, Policy and Advocacy: Local and National Issues

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. SLP Schools Breakout Session - Theresa Mourey - Strategies and Tools for Language, Literacy and Written Expression in Both Therapy and Classroom Settings

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – SLP Schools Breakout Session – “Enhance Literacy and Language Skills While Addressing Speech Sound Disorders and Childhood Apraxia of Speech” presented by Keli Richmond

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. SLP Clinical Breakout Session – “Home Health Basics – How Does the SLP Fit In?” presented by Norma Jo Majerus

1:30 – 3:45 p.m. Student Track Session - Financing Your Education after Graduate School (loan repayment, etc.) – various speakers

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Audiology Breakout Session - “Audiology Services Available to Veterans and Education on VA Eligibility, Policies and Procedures”

4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Poster Sessions and Exhibits; Auction Hosted by the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund

Friday, September 25, 2015

7:15 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Audiology Breakout Session - Internet Pharmacy - Looking for Internet Drug Information in all the Right - and Wrong – Places by Bob DiSogra

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – SLP Schools Breakout Session - Where Do I Begin? A Therapy Framework, Music, and More for Working with Young Children and Families – Rachel Arntson

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – SLP Schools Breakout Session – Assessment of English Language Learners by Nate Cornish

8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.  – SLP Clinical Breakout Session – Understanding Dementia: Practical Treatment Considerations For The Speech-Language Pathologist— Norma Jo Majerus

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. – Break

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Audiology Breakout Session - Over-the-Counter Tinnitus Relief Products - Helpful or Harmful? by Bob DiSogra

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Student Forum and Luncheon

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch On Your Own

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Audiology Breakout Session - Kristen Janky and Julie Honaker - Move Over VNG: Adding vHIT to Vestibular Assessments

1:00 – 3:30 p.m. – SLP Schools Breakout Session - Where Do I Begin? A Therapy Framework, Music, and More for Working with Young Children and Families – Rachel Arntson

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – SLP Schools Breakout Session – Intervention by Nate Cornish

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – SLP Clinical Breakout Session - The Industry is Changing–Adapting is Essential by Anne Anderson

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – SLP Clinical Breakout Session - Patient-Provider Communication: Supporting Communication Vulnerable Children and Adults by Dave Beukelman, Amy Nordness and Miechelle McKelvey

Slide Presentations and Handouts

Download the slide presentations and session handouts.

  • Audiology Coding, Policy and Advocacy: Local and National Issues presnted by Leisha Eiten

    Presented by Leisha Eiten
    Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    Audiology Breakout Session

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.