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NSLHA's Fall Convention

NSLHA's Fall Convention is September 17-18, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the NSLHA Board has made the decision to offer a Virtual Convention this year. The convention will include two General Sessions, education sessions, a virtual exhibit hall, sponsorships, poster sessions, a NSLHA Annual Business Meeting with Awards Presentations and networking.

Download the convention agenda.

Register online or download the registration brochure.

All speaker bios, financial and non-financial disclosure statements and learning objectives are included in the registration brochure.

Your convention registration includes access to the two General Sessions, an education track of your choice, the NSLHA Annual Business Meeting with Awards Presentations, Virtual Exhibit Hall, Poster Sessions and networking. You can purchase additional education sessions outside of the track you select. If you're unable to participate in the convention, you can also purchase individual sessions and receive CE credit as self-study/on-demand courses.

A Virtual Exhibit Hall and Career Fair will be available from September 14, 2020 through November 30, 2020. You will be able to access videos and information about the latest products and services available to the speech-language-hearing profession. You will be able to connect with exhibitors before and after the convention. If you choose to participate in the Virtual Career Fair, you will be able to submit your resume and other information about available employment opportunities.

This convention is offered for up to 1.40 ASHA CEUs (Various levels; Professional area)

Individual/Self-Study Course Option

This course is offered for up to 2.7 ASHA CEUs (Various levels; Professional area)

You may purchase any of the education sessions at $25 each through the individual/self-study option through March 31, 2021.


Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration

Don’t miss our Fall Virtual Convention, which will bring together audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students looking for the best products and services available for their schools, hospitals, universities and private practices.

NSLHA is partnering with Map Dynamics to provide a virtual exhibit hall. The virtual exhibit hall will be available from September 14, 2020 through November 30, 2020. The Map Dynamics platform will provide multiple ways to engage with convention attendees beyond the dedicated exhibit time. The platform features opportunities for video ads, live engagements and contact information capture. Utilize this online format to also promote employment opportunities at your company or organization.

All exhibitors will be given a link to set up their profile in the virtual exhibit hall. Exhibitors can designate any representatives from their company/organization to be listed and have access. They can post documents to promote their products and services and can post videos. There is a contact form for attendees to submit requests for information, responses, etc. After the convention, exhibitors will receive a list of convention attendees as well as a report of which attendees visited their virtual booth.

NSLHA will assign each exhibitor a booth that can be customized with colors and logo or whatever image the exhibitor would like. NSLHA will also assign each exhibitor a virtual room for live online engagement with attendees. The dedicated time for this will be:

Thursday, Sept. 17th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (lunch break for attendees)
Thursday, Sept. 17th from 4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Poster Sessions and Exhibits
Friday, Sept. 18th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (lunch break for attendees)

Sponsorships help enhance the visibility and recognition of your company or organization while supporting the speech-language-hearing profession. Your support helps allow the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association to provide education, information and services to your customers. There are different sponsorship opportunities available, so that you can choose the level of support that best fits your budget and business objectives.

Sponsors will be recognized on the convention web page, on social media and through promotions during the Virtual Convention. Sponsors can pay for an ad or video to be played during the convention. Please contact us with other ideas you have to promote your organization’s products and services.

If you are interested in additional sponsorship opportunities for marketing, recognition and value, please check out our Industry Partner Program and contact Adrian Sanchez, NSLHA Membership Services & Communications Manager, at (402) 476-9573 or to discuss how you would like to connect with our members.

Register online or download the sponsor/exhibitor registration brochure.

NSLHA Annual Business Meeting

Notice of 2020 Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Business Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Central

The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2020 Virtual Fall Convention is September 17-18, 2020.

In accordance with the requirements of the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Bylaws, the following slate of candidates is presented for election at the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2020 Annual Business Meeting:

For VP Membership (two-year term) – Garrett Nathan, M.S. CCC-SLP, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers in Omaha, Nebraska. Read Garrett’s candidate statement.

For VP Schools (two-year term) – Lindsay Traeger, M.A., CCC-SLP, from Millard Public Schools. Read Lindsay’s candidate statement.

Voting for the candidates will be conducted online this year. Voting is open now through 6:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. All NSLHA members received a link to the online ballot. The voting results will be announced during the Annual Business Meeting. NSLHA members have received a Zoom link to participate in the online Annual Business Meeting.

Education Session Slides and Handouts

Please download the following slides and handouts for the education sessions.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 Education Sessions

Ethics General Session

Advocacy General Session

School-Based SLP Track

Medical Based SLP Track

Applying Motor Learning Principles to Treatment of Motor Speech Disorders presented by Ross Westemeyer and Angela Dietsch

Impact of PDPM/PDGM on SLP Services in SNF and HH Settings - What's Next? Panel Discussion facilitated by Anne Anderson

Complex Dysphagia Cases presented by Teresa Springer

Audiology Track

Clinical Supervision in Audiology: Lessons Learned by Preceptors and Former Students presented by Natalie Lenzen and Anastasia Grindle

Eligibility Decisions for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing by Teresa Coonts and Sara Peterson

Access to Hearing Technology: Now and in the Future presented by John Wyvill

Friday, September 18, 2020 Education Sessions

School-Based SLP Track

Neural Bases of Reading and Clinical Applications presented by Yingying Wang

Bilingual Child, Monolingual Therapist: Evaluation, Diagnosis and Service Delivery presented by Ladan Ghazi Saidi

Integrating Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis to Maximize Student Outcomes presented by Meggin Funk

Oral Language, Speech and Reading: Orthography is Key presented by Missy Schrader

Medical Based SLP Track

Don't Be Scared: Assessment & Treatment of Voice Disorders for the Leery presented by Jessica Thompson

An SLP's Guide to Evaluating and Treating Those wtih Cognitive Deficits presented by Aaron Brummel

Telehealth During COVID-19 Pandemic Presented by Polly Ubben and Alicia Davis

Children with Early Childhood Brain Injury: Research Evidence and Applications for SLP Practice presented by Jessica Salley

Pediatric Dysphagia: Myths vs. Evidence presented by Emily Mayfield

Audiology Track

NE-EHDI Project Updates and Reminders presented by Brenda Coufal

Differential Effects of Family Dynamics and Environment on Development in Children with Hearing Loss presented by Rachael Frush Holt

AOD: Protocols for Candidacy & Verification for Children and Adults presented by Ashley Kaufman

Living Well with Tinnitus: Audiologic and Psychologic Stratgegies for Managing Tinnitus Distress presented by Joel Edwards and Tara Hart

Is Your Audiology Practice Successful? A Strange New World! presented by Stuart Trembath

Pharmacological Effects on Audiological and Vestibular Testing presented by Sarath Vijayakumar

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Exhibitors


  • Aegis Therapies - Student Share Fair Sponsor
  • Boys Town National Research Hospital - Ethics General Session Sponsor
  • Talk to Me Technologies - Telehealth Session Sponsor and 30-Second Promotional Video
  • UnitedHealthcare - 30-Second Promotional Video
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Student Forum Sponsor


  • Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • ESU #8 (Career Fair)
  • ESU #15 (Career Fair)
  • Midwest Special Instruments Corp.
  • Nebraska Total Care
  • RehabVisions
  • Talk To Me Technologies
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellCare of Nebraska

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