Elysa Binger analyzes data in the Cochlear Implant Research Lab.

03 Mar 2020    By Kelcey Buck

Elysa Binger receives CI2020 student scholarship from American Cochlear Implant Alliance

Elysa Binger, a second-year student in the Au.D. program, was one of 19 students from around the world selected for a scholarship to attend CI2020 International: 16th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies, as announced by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.

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Barkley Memorial Center

04 Feb 2020    By Kelcey Buck

SECD faculty, postdoctoral fellows presenting at Council for Exceptional Children convention

Five individuals from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders are among the presenters at the annual Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Education Convention & Expo Feb. 5-8 in Portland, Oregon.

Associate professor Michael Hebert, professor of practice Sue Kemp, and postdoctoral fellows Angelique Aitken, Jennifer Farley and Dan Poling will each lead at least one presentation during the four-day convention. The full schedule for their sessions is below.

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A young girl receives a hearing aid through HearU Nebraska.

08 Jan 2020    By Kelcey Buck

Student Academy of Audiology hosting trivia night fundraiser for HearU Nebraska Feb. 29

The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is hosting a Huskers for Hearing Trivia Night Saturday, Feb. 29, at the IBEW Local 265 Banquet Hall in Lincoln. 

Proceeds from the event benefit HearU Nebraska, a non-profit organization that provides hearing aids to children across the state from birth to 18 years of age who may not otherwise be able to afford them. 

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Ann Hilton, Anna Hershberger, Morgan Hilker, Ely Naveja and Alaina Rast are among the students graduating with degrees in special education Dec. 20-21 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

20 Dec 2019    

December 2019 commencement: Special education

Ann Hilton, Anna Hershberger, Morgan Hilker, Ely Naveja and Alaina Rast are among the students graduating from Nebraska in December 2019. Hilton is receiving her master's degree in special education, while Hershberger, Hilker, Naveja and Rast are graduates of the bachelor's dual-degree program in elementary and special education (K-6).

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Emily Grybas, Macey Mathis, Madi Thielen and Jenna Van Bosch are among the students graduating with bachelor's degrees in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the commencement ceremony Dec. 21, 2019.

19 Dec 2019    

December 2019 commencement: Communication sciences & disorders

Emily Grybas, Macey Mathis, Madi Thielen and Jenna Van Bosch are among the students graduating with bachelor's degrees in communication sciences & disorders at the Dec. 21 commencement ceremony.

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Individuals from the Academy for Child and Family Well Being, and KVC Nebraska discuss their collaboration for the Fostering Educational Success project during a planning meeting.

09 Dec 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Nebraska researchers earn $3.99M grant to improve school engagement for students transitioning from foster care

Researchers at the Academy for Child and Family Well Being are using a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop an intervention aimed at improving educational success for middle and high school students leaving foster care for permanent home placements.

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From left, student worker Randa Ismail adjusts a functional near-infrared spectroscopy cap on Grace Oh.

04 Dec 2019    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Brain imaging helps bring cochlear implantation success into focus

Assistant professor Yingying Wang is collaborating with the University of Nebraska Medical Center on a three-year study designed to identify factors to determine the best candidates for successful cochlear implant procedures, and to explore relationships between the brain and speech perception outcomes — the process by which language is heard, interpreted and understood.

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Kevin Pitt headshot

27 Nov 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Kevin Pitt eager to translate communication technology from research lab to clinical practice

Kevin Pitt joined the speech-language pathology faculty in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders excited to help move communication technology from research to clinical use, and his path to Lincoln, Nebraska, began in his hometown of Lincoln, England.

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Dr. Sherri Jones teaches students in Nebraska's Doctor of Audiology program.

18 Nov 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Sherri Jones receives highest American Speech-Language-Hearing Association honor

Sherri Jones, Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, is one of eight individuals being recognized in 2019 with Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Josh Sevier receives the Nebraska State Clinical Achievement Award from Sherri Jones, current president of the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

15 Nov 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Josh Sevier receives 2019 Nebraska State Clinical Achievement Award

University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor of practice Josh Sevier was awarded the 2019 Nebraska State Clinical Achievement Award at the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA) fall convention in October. 

As the winner of the state award, Sevier will be recognized as a nominee for the Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement, sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convention Nov. 21-23 in Orlando. 

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