The Barkley Memorial Center, located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus, is home to the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders.

15 Nov 2022    

SECD faculty, students set to present at ASHA Convention Nov. 17-19

Several faculty and students from SECD are scheduled to be part of 15 virtual and in-person presentations during the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention. This year’s convention is being held Nov. 17-19 in New Orleans, with a virtual library of pre-recorded sessions available Nov. 10-28.

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09 Nov 2022    By Kelcey Buck

Tessa Boesiger finds her home in Nebraska’s audiology program

When Tessa Boesiger was considering colleges for her undergraduate degree, she didn’t know exactly what she wanted to study, and she didn’t have the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on her radar.

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Audiologist Stacie Ray checks the ears and hearing aids of 13-year-old Chloie Lechance.

03 Nov 2022    By Kateri Hartman, University Communication and Marketing

Nebraska audiology programs amplify life for deaf and hard-of-hearing

When Jeremy Lachance heard that his 13-year-old daughter needed new hearing aids, he wasn’t sure how he’d pay for it. That’s where HearU Nebraska, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln led hearing aid bank for children, came in.  

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Sara Reuss guides a student at the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI) as an orientation and mobility specialist.

01 Nov 2022    

Reuss drawing on experience to lead Husker orientation and mobility program

When Sara Reuss moved to Nebraska as a junior in high school, her mother arranged for her and her brothers to volunteer at the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI). Reuss continued to volunteer throughout college while earning her bachelor’s degree in anthropology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Husker students hike through the Cloud Forest in Costa Rica

27 Oct 2022    By Kelcey Buck

Applications open for May 2023 faculty-led study abroad to Costa Rica

Husker students interested in spending two weeks in Costa Rica learning about the educational system, sustainability, ecotourism, and more, can now apply for the May 2023 study abroad experience led by professors of practice Sue Kemp and Kristy Weissling.

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Kristy Weissling headshot

24 Oct 2022    By Kelcey Buck

Weissling selected for NSLHA Recognition of Service Award

Kristy Weissling, a professor of practice in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, was selected as the recipient of the Recognition of Service Award from the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA).

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21 Oct 2022    

Ciara Ousley selected for ORED Research Development Fellows Program

Ciara Ousley, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, has been selected to participate in the 15th cohort of the Office of Research and Economic Development’s Research Development Fellows Program.

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The new Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic entrance is located on the east side of the Barkley Memorial Center.

06 Oct 2022    By Kelcey Buck

SECD hosting open house Oct. 13 ahead of NSLHA Fall Convention

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders is hosting an open house event the evening of Thursday, Oct. 13, to highlight updates and renovations at the Barkley Memorial Center and the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic.

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The Barkley Memorial Center is home to the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders on UNL's East Campus.

30 Sep 2022    By Kelcey Buck

UNL offering interdisciplinary training program for graduate students in speech-language pathology, audiology and deaf education

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders (SECD) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is currently recruiting students for the first cohort of a new interprofessional training program, the Mid-Plains Professional Upgrade Partnership – Interdisciplinary Training in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Deaf Education (MPUP-SPADE).

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Cynthia Cress, Alicia Davis, Kelly Pritchett, Stacie Ray, Marc Brennan and Emily Wakefield headshots

28 Sep 2022    

Six SECD faculty honored with service awards

Six faculty in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders are among the employees being honored during a universitywide Celebration of Service Sept. 28 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

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