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26 Apr 2018    By Kelcey Buck

Kristy Weissling, Husker speech-language pathology students partner with Horses for Healing

Typically, Kristy Weissling and students in UNL's speech-language pathology program can be found working with clients at the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic. But, one evening a week, Weissling and two students trade in that setting for a horse barn near Firth, Nebraska.

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Evie Rausch is one of the children who has received hearing aids through HearU Nebraska.

19 Apr 2018    By Kelcey Buck

HearU Nebraska celebrating 10-year anniversary with $15,000 donation match

After providing 660 hearing aids to 390 children from 78 communities across Nebraska over the last 10 years, HearU Nebraska has received the commitment of one supporter to match up to $15,000 in donations toward the program.

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10 Apr 2018    By Kelcey Buck

Two SECD undergraduate research posters selected for poster session at Nebraska State Capitol

Four SECD students were among those selected from the 2017-18 Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program to represent the university at the UNL Undergraduate Research at the Capitol breakfast and poster session at the Nebraska State Capitol Building.

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21 Mar 2018    By Brad Stauffer

Graduate education programs at UNL ranked No. 40 nationally

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s graduate education program jumped three spots and is ranked No. 40 in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report national rankings that were announced March 20.

Nebraska graduate education programs are housed in the College of Education and Human Sciences. Programs evaluated for this ranking include master’s, specialist, Ph.D. and Ed.D. degrees in the departments of Child, Youth and Family Studies; Educational Administration; Educational Psychology; Special Education and Communication Disorders; and Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.

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Carly Dinnes

20 Mar 2018    By Kelcey Buck

Dinnes aims to fill research gap in writing difficulties after brain injuries

A few years ago, Carly Dinnes thought she was destined to work with children as a speech-language pathologist. Then she was tasked with helping her first adult patient at the clinic and she discovered a passion for helping brain injury survivors regain some of their lost communication skills. Her career path quickly took a different turn.

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12 Mar 2018    By Kelcey Buck

Sixth Annual Huskers for Hearing 5K set for April 7

The Student Academy of Audiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host its Sixth Annual Huskers for Hearing 5K Fun Run to benefit HearU Nebraska Saturday, April 7, on East Campus. 

The event will begin at 9 a.m. on the East Campus Loop. In addition to the 5K, there will be a silent auction with items from various area businesses. In addition, for the first time in its history, the Huskers for Hearing 5K features a virtual option for individuals who would like to participate but are unable to attend the event in Lincoln. 

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02 Mar 2018    By Kelcey Buck

HearU Nebraska bridges financial gap to provide hearing aids for children across Nebraska

When Eric and Brittney Kowalski found out in 2016 that their family of three needed not one, but two sets of hearing aids, they faced the harsh reality of knowing they could not afford both at that time. That’s when their five-year-old daughter’s audiologist at E.N.T. Physicians of Kearney told them about HearU Nebraska. 

When their daughter, Bria, was diagnosed with a hearing loss just before starting kindergarten in their hometown of Loup City, Nebraska, Brittney was in the process of getting hearing aids to address her own hearing loss. 

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14 Feb 2018    By Kelcey Buck

Spring schedule for SECD brown bag sessions set

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders is set to host four brown bag sessions at the Barkley Memorial Center during the spring semester, beginning Friday, February 23. The brown bags are intended primarily to allow graduate students to present and respond to research topics, while receiving feedback from those in attendance. 

The brown bag sessions for this semester are listed below. All presentations are scheduled to be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 321 of the Barkley Memorial Center. 

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13 Feb 2018    By Kelcey Buck

25 SECD students to participate in NSLHA Student and Legislative Advocacy Day Feb. 14

Ten students in the Au.D. program and 15 students in the speech-language pathology master’s program will take part in the Student and Legislative Advocacy Day sponsored by the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA) Feb. 14.

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09 Feb 2018    By Kelcey Buck

Four from SECD receive Parents' Recognition Awards

Four individuals from the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders were among the 228 University of Nebraska-Lincoln employees who received 2017-18 Parents’ Recognition Awards for providing support to students.

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