Serving People with Special Needs
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 as well.
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.)
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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Tim Jones has been selected to recieve 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. Awardees have made significant contributions to their field of study and have devoted their professional career to clinical or laboratory research, teaching, clinical service and/or mentoring other professionals in the fields related to hearing and balance. Tim will be recognized at the 2014 annual meeting of the AAA in Orlando in late March. Congratulations Tim!
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. In honor of Stacie, the Gateway Sertoma Club donated $2000 to HearU Nebraska, a foundation fund that Stacie initiated to provide amplification devices to children identified with hearing loss from birth to age 18 whose families do not have the financial resources to purchase devices. Congratulations Stacie!
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. The Phase II STTR grant will allow Cynthia and colleagues to further develop and evaluate an infant communication assessment tool that Cynthia developed to identify infants at risk for communication disorders. Brookes Publishing is the business collaborator on the project.
Call our Speech-Language and
Hearing Clinic (402) 472-2071