Overview

NSLHA Working on Your Behalf

Take a few minutes to reflect on all that the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association is doing on behalf of its members, and for the speech-language-hearing profession. Read this membership value document.

Professional Development

NSLHA provides support to advance the professional development of its members through leadership, education and networking opportunities. Topics are offered that meet the needs of audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students. NSLHA offers concurrent sessions at its Fall Convention and other events.

Education programs focus on topics such as:

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Complexities of Learning and Understanding in Children with Minimal/Mild Hearing Loss
  • Sensory Issues with Dementia
  • Patient-Centered Care in Audiology
  • Use of Response to Intervention in Kindergarten Children
  • Supporting Auditory Development in the Home
  • Ethical Considerations Regarding End of Life Decisions with Swallow Dysfunction
  • Advances in Hearing Loss Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Supporting Auditory Skill Development in the Classroom
  • Milieu Communication Teaching-An Intervention for Children in the Prelinguistic and Early Stages of Language Development
  • New Developments in Speech Generating Devices for People with Aphasia
  • Screening for Fall Risk in the Audiology Hearing Clinic
  • School Forum on Assessment and Verification
  • How Aided Speech Audibility Verification Can Build a New Social Norm in Hearing Health Care
  • Functional Limitation G Codes for Medicare B Billing
  • AAC Assessment in Adults and Children Across Four Specific Populations
  • Not All Words are Created Equal: Choosing Speech Targets for Maximum Treatment Efficiency
  • Documenting and Reporting on Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Love Your IEP Meetings
  • Indicators of Auditory Speech Development & Interventions for Infants and Toddlers Who Have Hearing Loss
  • Wideband Acoustic Immitance (WAI) Measurements
  • Sensory Processing Disorders: Our 7 Senses Working & Not Working Together
  • Phonological Abilities and Interventions for Preschoolers & School-Age Children Who Have Hearing Loss
  • A Context Driven Approach to Teaching Academic Vocabulary

If you are interested in presenting an education program for NSLHA, please complete and submit a call for proposals form.

News & Announcements

  • 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.

  • 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.