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

  • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE
    “Striving for Student Success: How and Why Orton-Gillingham based Multisensory Language Teaching Methods can work for children with dyslexia and reading difficulties” presentation by Pam Bazis.

  • Nov. 9th Star City Lions Club Fundraiser

    Stars City Lions Club will be collecting old hearing aids and eyeglasses
    Nov. 9th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Raising Cane's at 5810 S. 58th Street in Lincoln, NE
    20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Star City Lions Club

  • You're Invited to Oct. 21st Education Summit

    Any professionals interested in practices in academic excellence for all children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are invited to attend. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. at the UNO Milo Bail Student Center at 6203 University Dr. S., in Omaha. Mail your registration with name, address, email and special accommodations by Oct. 6th to Attn: Jenny Corum, 1313 Farnam 3rd Floor, Omaha, NE 68102.

  • 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.