NSLHA's Fall Convention was held September 27-28, 2018 at the Kearney Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska. Up to 1.5 ASHA Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) were available. View the photos below that highlight convention activities.
Showcase your company or organization's products and services and/or employment opportunities at the 2018 Fall Convention. NSLHA is also offering a Career Fair for students and professionals seeking employment opportunities. 80-90 students consistently attend the convention.
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 to choose the level of support that best fits your budget and business objectives.
The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2018 Annual Business Meeting is Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Central at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center at 110 S. 2nd Avenue in Kearney, Nebraska. The annual meeting is planned in conjunction with the 2018 Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Fall Convention.
Slate of Candidates
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 2018 Annual Business Meeting:
For VP Advocacy - will serve a one-year term. In the fall of 2019, the membership will elect a VP Advocacy to a two-year term, but due to the proposed restructuring of the NSLHA Board, this will be a one-year term for 2018 to help ensure staggered positions on the board.
For VP Education - will serve a one-year term. In the fall of 2019, the membership will elect a VP Education to a two-year term, but due to the proposed restructuring of the NSLHA Board, this will be a one-year term for 2018 to help ensure staggered positions on the board.
For VP SLP Schools - will serve a two-year term.
For VP Membership - will serve a two-year term.
The proposed board restructuring includes automatic succession of Sherri M. Jones, Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to President for a two-year term. Sherri has served as NSLHA's President-Elect for the 2017-18 year. Staci Stoehr, M.S., CCC-SLP from Children's Rehab of Lincoln will continue a second year to complete her current term as NSLHA Secretary/Treasurer.
The 2018 Annual Business Meeting agenda will be finalized and emailed to NSLHA members soon. Agenda items will include members voting to approve the slate of board candidates; highlights of accomplishments the past year; approval of the 2017 Annual Business meeting minutes; award presentations; and Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund report and scholarship presentations.
Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the annual meeting. Members nominated at the meeting must consent to serve if elected, before such nominations are accepted.
Slides and handouts for the convention sessions will be posted in this section, as they're received from the presenters. Download and print them in advance of the convention if you would like to take notes. Hard copies will not be available onsite.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Executive Functioning in the School Setting - presented by Jenise Straight
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Hearing Aid Manufacturers Session - presented by Leanne Powers from Signia; Dr. Sejal Kuvadia from Starkey; Lisa Berkeley from Widex; and Tom Muller from Phonak
Friday, September 28, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Aging and Cognition - presented by Dr. Ladan Ghazi Saidi
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Assessing and Treating Suspected Childhood Apraxis of Speech - presented by Cari Ebert
9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mock Interviews, Resume and Cover Letter Critique
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Improving Communication Skills Through Verbal Behavior Intervention - presented by Teresa Schultz
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Beyond Academics: Social Emotional Wellness for Children and Youth Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing - presented by Cheryl DeConde Johnson
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Applying and Preparing for Graduate School - presented by Kathy Coufal, Whitney Schneider-Cline and Sherri Jones
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Navigating with Heritage Health and Medicaid - presented by Leisha Eiten and Cindy Johnson
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. SLP Grand Rounds presented by Bethany Kusek, Trisha Funk and Judy Harvey
The NSLHA Board is seeking your input about how to enhance the services and support provided to audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students through membership in your state association. Please send us your feedback by Nov. 1st.
Hear the State of the Association address from 2017-18 NSLHA President Marc Brennan.
NSLHA's vision is to be the leading voice and partner in promoting speech, language, hearing, balance, swallowing and related disorders in Nebraska, and to be an expert in advocating for the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders. Join or renew your membership today.
A major role that state associations play is as an advocacy organization. Associations monitor proposed legislation, identify bills that may have a positive or negative impact on the field of communication sciences and disorders and the individuals we serve, and develop advocacy agendas to address those bills. A large unified voice such as a state association can be key to successful advocacy.
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.