Membership

Become a member or renew your NSLHA membership. NSLHA's membership year is September 1 - August 31.

Note: If you join for the first time during the third or fourth quarter of the fiscal year, your dues are pro-rated. If you complete the paper version of the membership application, calculate your pro-rated dues amount by taking the total amount of dues and dividing it by 12. The remaining number of months left in the current fiscal year is your dues amount. If you join online during the third quarter or fourth quarter, the pro-rated dues amount is automatically calculated for you.

NSLHA membership allows all of us to be a collective voice in impacting and influencing public policy and regulations at the state and federal levels. Through NSLHA, we can continue to enhance our skills as audiologists or speech-language pathologists through education opportunities, NSLHA Connects (our member only Facebook group), through our Facebook page, and by connecting at regional events. We can also share our clinical specialty with fellow members, to help all of us grow professionally. All of these membership benefits help us to make new friends and contacts to support one another in our profession.

NSLHA Membership Categories

When completing a NSLHA membership renewal form or application, please reference these membership definitions when selecting your membership type and dues amount:

Lifetime Members
Must have: 1) attained the age of sixty (60), and (2) held membership in NSLHA for the 10 consecutive years immediately prior to attaining age sixty.

Full Members
Must hold: 1) a graduate degree with major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech and hearing science; or 2) a graduate degree and present evidence of active research, interest, and performance in the field of human communication (LC 14-2000). Members must agree to abide by the Code of Ethics of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Associate Members
Must: 1) hold a Bachelor’s degree with major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech and hearing science; and (2) must have not attained full member status.

First-Year Professional Members
Must: 1) have earned a degree in a speech-language pathology or audiology within the past 12 months and 2) have been a NSLHA student member. At the completion of the 12 months, a First-Year Professional is transferred to a Full Member and must pay Full Member dues in order to maintain that membership status.

Student Members
Must be enrolled in a degree program with major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech and hearing science at the graduate or undergraduate level.

State Legislative Districts for Membership Renewal and Application Forms

When completing a NSLHA membership renewal form or application, you are asked to list your state legislative district for your home and for your work. Click this link to locate your state legislative district.

County in Nebraska

When completing a NSLHA membership renewal form or application, you are asked to list the county where you reside in Nebraska. Click this link to locate Nebraska counties.

 

NSLHA Region

When completing a NSLHA membership renewal form or application, you are asked to list your NSLHA region. Please reference this list of NSLHA regions when answering that question:

Region 1:  Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, Washington

Region 2:  Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, Seward, Thayer, York

Region 3:  Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Burt, Butler, Cedar, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Holt, Knox, Madison, Merrick, Nance, Pierce, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Stanton, Thurston, Wayne, Wheeler

Region 4:  Adams, Blaine, Buffalo, Clay, Custer, Dawson, Franklin, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Greely, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Howard, Kearney, Loup, Nuckolls, Phelps, Sherman, Valley, Webster

Region 5:  Arthur, Brown, Chase, Cherry, Dundy, Frontier, Grant, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Keya Paha, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, Rock, Thomas

Region 6:  Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Duel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Sioux

NSLHA Committees

When completing a NSLHA membership renewal form or application, you are invited to volunteer for NSLHA committees. Please refer to these committee descriptions and feel free to contact the chairs for more information.

 

News & Announcements

  • NSLHA's Schools-Based Issues Committee is working on behalf of members by developing SLI verification guidelines, telepractice guidelines, will be addressing workload/caseload issues, and met on December 12th with the Nebraska Department of Education to discuss continuing education requirements for SLPs wanting to work in Nebraska as well as universal licensure.

  • Utah State University is conducting a study to learn more about school psychologists’ and school-based audiologists’ and speech-language pathologists’ knowledge of ASD and confidence in providing school-based services with this population. If you work in a school setting, please complete this brief survey by mid-March. Participants will be entered in a separate drawing for the chance to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

  • Free onsite and distance continuing education conference for professionals.

  • 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.