Participants in the DSAF Book Club meet via Zoom in early October.

16 Oct 2020    By Kelcey Buck

Barkley Clinic book club for young adults with Down syndrome goes virtual amid pandemic

When the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic was approached in 2017 about hosting a book club for young adults with Down syndrome, Alicia Davis jumped at what she thought would be a “cool adventure” to lead the group. 

Now, more than three years later, the book club is going strong and Davis is grateful for the lessons learned by both the young adult members, as well as herself and the graduate student clinicians who lead the weekly discussions. 

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14 Oct 2020    By Kelcey Buck

Cochlear Implant Research Lab seeking adult research participants

The Cochlear Implant Research Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Barkley Memorial Center needs adults over the age of 55 to participate in a research study at the lab. 

Participants in the study must have normal hearing and be native speakers of American English. It requires one visit to the Barkley Center of less than one hour for a hearing screening test and a cognitive screening test. Participants will be compensated $15 per hour to complete the study, plus additional compensation for travel based on mileage from the residence to the lab. 

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Face Database

07 Oct 2020    By Scott Schrage - University Communication

Rodgers turns gaze on overlooked phase of stuttering: adolescence

As someone who has stuttered for as long as she can recall, Naomi Rodgers knows the social-emotional ramifications of it. Her latest research suggests that teens who stutter may be especially prone to detecting, and then avoiding, the negative social cues they sometimes encounter.

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05 Oct 2020    By Kelcey Buck

Virtual open house dates set for audiology, speech-language pathology graduate programs

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders is hosting virtual open houses for its graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology this fall.

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29 Sep 2020    By Kelcey Buck

SECD temporarily suspends GRE requirement for graduate applications

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders is temporarily suspending the GRE score requirement for students applying to its graduate programs.

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Julie Lanxon

08 Sep 2020    

Julie Lanxon honored with CEHS Staff Star Award

Julie Lanxon, administrative associate in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, has been named the recipient of the latest Staff Star Award by the CEHS Staff Council.

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31 Aug 2020    By Haley Apel

Survey finds remote learning gaps in U.S. elementary schools

A recent study conducted by the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders found that elementary teachers nationwide believe on average just three out of five of their students were prepared to advance to the next grade level when schools shut down.

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Barkley Memorial Center

31 Aug 2020    By Kelcey Buck

Barkley Clinic continues gender diverse communication services via telepractice

In the nearly two years since the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic received its first referral for gender affirming communication services, the number of clients receiving the services has steadily increased. Now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinic continues to successfully offer the services through telepractice.

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A screenshot from the Zoom tutoring session with Ruby, her mom and her tutor, Monica.

27 Aug 2020    By Kelcey Buck

Schmoker Reading Center’s transition to online tutoring no problem for nine-year-old Ruby

Ruby had enjoyed positive experiences while being tutored twice before at the Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center. When Jenny Leeper Miller asked her daughter whether she’d like to be tutored again in the summer of 2020, Ruby was eager to go. After her mom told her this time the tutoring would be through Zoom, however, Ruby had second thoughts.

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Participants share a laugh at the UNL-Tabitha Memory Workshop in February 2020.

24 Aug 2020    By Kelcey Buck

UNL-Tabitha Memory Workshop offers in-person, virtual options for Fall 2020

An eight-week memory workshop led by speech-language pathologists and graduate speech-language pathology students at UNL's Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic will be held both in-person and live through Zoom, beginning Sept. 9.

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