The Nebraska Legislature has 18 new state senators. To assist NSLHA with advocacy and legislative efforts, please take a few minutes to complete this survey about any contacts or relationships that you may have with Nebraska's state senators. This is very helpful as opportunities arise to work with senators on various issues impacting speech-language-hearing services.
The Nebraska Legislature kicked off last week with the election of a speaker and committee chairs. Senator Galen Hadley (District 37 - Kearney) was elected Speaker of the Legislature and Senator Bob Krist (District 10) was elected Chair of the Executive Board. Standing Committee Chairs are as follows:
View the full roster of committees and members.
January 21, 2015 was the last day of bill introduction. The NSLHA Legislative Affairs Committee members will be meeting with NSLHA's lobbyist to review the list of bills and identify priority issues that impact you and your clients.
All introduced bills will have a public hearing. For reference, the legislative floor action and committee hearings can be viewed online through live streaming. You can also watch live legislative floor action on your local public NET television channel (for Lincoln, this is channel17). As always, bills and amendments will also be posted on the Legislature's website, under the Search Current Bills application .
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.
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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.