Think about professionals who have earned recognition as “outstanding contributors in their field” and take time to nominate those individuals who warrant such recognition. These awards include the following:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (www.ashfoundation.org)
- The Rolland J. Van Hattum Award is made to one individual in recognition of exemplary commitment and contribution to the delivery of audiology and/or speech-language pathology services within a school setting. A nominee for the Rolland J. Van Hattum Award should demonstrate outstanding commitment and specific contribution to the delivery of audiology and/or speech-language pathology services in a school setting.
- The Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement recognizes an individual's significant accomplishments in the advancement of clinical service in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. The criteria include providing a description of a specific clinical achievement by the nominee within the last 6 years.
- The Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award honors an individual's exemplary contributions to clinical science and practice over a period of no less than 20 years. Areas of achievement may be in administration, research, teaching, or supervision.
Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (www.nslha.org)
- Honors of the Association is given to an individual who has been active in NSLHA and/or volunteered for the association. The individual may be an audiologist or speech-language pathologist in the clinical or school setting.
- The Recognition of Service Award is given to an individual in recognition of exemplary commitment and contribution to the field, with an emphasis on specific contributions within the last 6 years. Areas of achievement may be in audiology or speech-language pathology and may be in either the school or clinical setting.
- The Meritorious Service Award is given to a person or organization that supports people with communication disorders. These individuals are from outside the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology.
- The Young Leadership Award recognizes current students or young professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology who have demonstrated leadership abilities and/or who show potential to become leaders of NSLHA.The intent is to foster and recognize leadership efforts within the speech-language-hearing profession in Nebraska.