Contact: Theresa Mourey
Role: Addresses current practices and issues relative to speech, language, and hearing services in the school, and monitors, reviews, and recommends association action on state, federal and ASHA legislation which affects the speech/language pathologists and audiologists working in school environments. Current issues include:
Public Relations Committee
Contact: Mitzi Ritzman
Role: Suggests content for the NSLHA website and suggests information to post on the Facebook page, Facebook group and Twitter feed. Oversees marketing activities as they relate to membership recruitment, engagement and promotion of the audiology and speech-language pathology professions. Promotes Better Hearing and Speech Month in Nebraska. Selects NSLHA’s Better Hearing and Speech Month representatives.
Legislative Affairs Committee
Contacts: Josh Sevier and Jessica Thoene
Role: Works with the NSLHA lobbyist to develop strategies to monitor and respond to legislation and licensure issues on behalf of audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Provides resources and information to help NSLHA members build relationships with their lawmakers. Helps plan the program for the annual NSLHA Legislative Day at the State Capitol. Supports issues and concerns related to speech, language, and hearing professionals in schools, clinics, hospitals, research facilities, industry and universities throughout the state of Nebraska. Attends legislative committee hearings and testifies on behalf of NSLHA as needed.
Insurance and Reimbursement Committee
Audiology Chair: Nikki Kopetzky
Speech-Language Pathology Chair: Jessica Thoene
Role: Works with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Medicaid managed care organization representatives to resolve issues, with a focus on providing the best quality care and services possible to clients. Identifies possible solutions and offers recommendations to DHHS. The committee also regularly discusses changes in regulations, processes and reimbursement that affect audiology and speech-language pathology services and offers constructive comments to DHHS.
Continuing Education Committee
Contact: Natalie Lenzen and Judy Harvey
Role: Solicits feedback from members regarding professional development and continuing education needs. Contacts prospective speakers. Plans education for NSLHA professional development and continuing events, including: Fall Convention and webinars.
The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA) has selected Mikayla Loseke and Pam Talbot as its 2019 Better Hearing and Speech Month Award recipients. Congratulations!
Learn about the latest activities and work that our student organizations are doing.
Leslie Van Winkle provides an update from NSLHA Region 1.
NSLHA VP Medical Kristy Weissling provides an update on 2019 Congressional visits to lobby for issues impacting the speech-language-hearing profession.
Participate in Neuroimaging for Language, Literacy and Learning (NL3) studies with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Children and adults are needed for the research studies.
You’re invited to participate in the 2019 Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fall Convention at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The convention brings together audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students from around the state who are seeking employment opportunities and are looking for the best products and services available for their schools, hospitals, universities and private practices.