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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13 Nov 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Six SECD faculty among presenting authors at ASHA Convention

Six faculty members from SECD are scheduled to make presentations at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention Nov. 21-23 in Orlando.

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Angela Dietsch headshot

04 Nov 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Angela Dietsch awarded second place in Great Plains IDeA-CTR Superstar Competition

Assistant professor Angela Dietsch was selected as the runner-up in the Great Plains Institutional Development Award Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) Superstar Competition.

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Special Education faculty

24 Oct 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Nebraska faculty awarded grant to train special education leaders in intervention design

Beginning in August 2020, the faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s special education program will train six doctoral students to design and provide academic interventions. 

The program, which aims to develop leaders in the field of special education, is supported by more than $1.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, the Barkley Memorial Center and Nebraska’s Office of Graduate Studies. 

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Naomi Rodgers

22 Oct 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Naomi Rodgers embraces stuttering as she seeks to help others do the same

Naomi Rodgers, a new assistant professor in SECD, doesn’t have to look far for motivation and passion for her work as a speech-language pathology faculty member dedicated to researching stuttering.

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15 Oct 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Nebraska to offer new deaf education, speech-language pathology interdisciplinary training

SECD is starting a new interdisciplinary graduate training project in deaf education and speech-language pathology in summer 2020 thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.

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08 Oct 2019    By Kelcey Buck

SECD announces 2019-20 graduate open house dates

SECD is hosting five open houses during the 2019-20 academic year for prospective students to learn about its graduate programs. The first open house focuses on the special education program, while the remaining four are for students interested in the speech-language pathology and audiology graduate programs.

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