Serving People with Special Needs

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Special Education

Individuals interested in Special Education can obtain endorsement in Mild/Moderate, Autism or Severe Disabilities, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Visual Impairments or Early Childhood Special Education. We have fine Undergraduate Programs and Graduate Programs and distance education offerings which are recognized in the U.S. News & World Report's College Rankings 2014 edition in the "Best Online Programs" category!

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Speech-Language Pathology

Our Speech-Language Pathology program is rated in the top 5% of programs in the country. Students in these programs enjoy a balance of research and clinical practice, a diverse client load, caring faculty and staff, and a variety of clinical experiences. (SLPs are ranked among Best Jobs in America by Money Magazine.)

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U.S. News and World Report proclaims Audiologists to be in the top 25 Best Careers. The department's Audiology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
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CEHS Faculty Congratulate the 2014 Graduates!

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Your Passion, Our Purpose

News Flashes!

We earn college awards!

Bob Reid - Distinguished Research/Creative Career Award

Julie Honaker - Emerging Scholar Research/Creative Award

Chris Marvin - Faculty Student Mentoring Award

Karen Hux has received a Layman Grant from UNL to support her research project titled: "Variables Influencing the Note-Taking and Content Summarization Proficiency of Postsecondary Students with Brain Injuries".

Malinda Eccarius has been selected to receive a CEHS Distinguished Teaching Award. Malinda will be recognized at the University Honors Convocation on April 13.

The UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council recognized Gary Meers and Charlie Healey for their contributions to students at a reception on February 8.

John Maag is the recipient of the Donald R. & Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence. John is a professor specializing in the education and treatment of children with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Sue Kemp has been awarded the 2014 Susan Phillips Gorin Award from the Council for Exceptional Children. This award recognizes professional members, especially CEC student chapter advisors, who demonstrate exemplary personal and professional qualities and make outstanding contributions to CEC and to children with exceptionalities.

Tim Jones has been selected to receive the Career Award in Hearing and Balance from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). This award is given to non-audiologists with a distinguished career in fields within or related to hearing or balance.

Stacie Ray received the Service to Mankind award from the Gateway Sertoma Club for her work at the local and state levels with HearU Nebraska and the Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank housed at the Barkley Memorial Center. She was also recognized for her work with Montclair State University to develop their hearing aid bank based on the model at UNL.

Cynthia Cress has been awarded a new NIH grant (through the National Institute on Deafness And Other Communication Disorders) totaling nearly $1 million for Infant Assessment of Early Communication Risk Factors.

Funding For Graduate Study is Available

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Hearing Clinic
(402) 472-2071