Nebraska audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students met with state senators from their areas to discuss issues including: improving access and the ability to deliver audiology and speech-language pathology services; the state's budget process; how to be an effective citizen advocate; dyslexia screenings and training; Medicaid managed care (Heritage Health); insurance coverage; and how to build a relationship with your state lawmaker. Participants provided feedback about issues and challenges they are facing in their schools, clinics and practices. This feedback will be used in an effort to work with Nebraska’s legislators to minimize the impact of these issues on your profession and enhance programs, services and support provided for you.
Read the Road Show report from NSLHA President-Elect Marc Brennan.
Road Show Schedule
October 5, 2016 Region 6 Road Show was held at ESU #13 office at 4215 Avenue I in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
October 6, 2016 Region 5 Road Show was held at ESU #16 Office at 1221 W 17th St in North Platte, Nebraska.
October 12, 2016 Region 4 Road Show was held at CHI St. Francis Conference Room 2 in Grand Island, Nebraska.
October 13, 2016 Region 1 Road Show was held at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus in the 230/231 Combined OPPD Community Dialogue Rooms in Omaha, Nebraska.
October 19, 2016 Region 2 Road Show was held at the Lincoln Public Schools District office (ESU # 18) at 5905 O Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.
October 20, 2016 Region 3 Road Show was held at the Columbus Wellness Center at 3912 38th Street, Suite A in Columbus, Nebraska
Download the presentation slides. If you were unable to attend a Road Show, please take a few minutes to complete the attached questions and email your responses to email@example.com.
The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund (NSHLEF) is offering two $1,000 scholarships. Apply by June 30th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Participants will work collaboratively to develop appropriate and functional AAC intervention goals for clients with aphasia, based on their classifications with the AAC-Aphasia Framework.
We invite you to become a member of the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA). Help strengthen our speech-language pathology and audiology profession by participating in professional development opportunities, and by advocating for the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders.
Continue to receive membership services, participate in professional development opportunities, and receive advocacy support. NSLHA is a strong voice working on behalf of its members to advocate for speech, language, and hearing services.