15 Jul 2015    

Barlow Earns Award

Congratulations to Steven Barlow who will be awarded American Speech Language Hearing Association Honors at the November convention.  This is the highest award given by ASHA for significant contributions to the field.

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02 Jun 2015    

Sources of Pride

Kelly Wacker will receive the Service to Mankind Award from the University Sertoma Club.  Kelly is being recognized for her work with Special Olympics.

Following a successful Spark Talk this spring, Reece Peterson is leading preparations for a fall conference on Exclusionary School Discipline to be held September 18, 2015 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus.  Save the date!  More information to soon follow.

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02 Jun 2015    

Facebook Page About Aphasia

June is Aphasia Awareness Month and some of our students have created a Facebook page with interesting information.  We'd love to have you visit the new page!

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Dr.  Julie Honaker

29 Apr 2015    

Honaker and Weissbeck honored

Congratulations to Julie Honaker who recently recieved a Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cinncinati.

Congratulations to Diana Weissbeck, AUD student, who recieved a research award for her poster  presentation at the UNL Research Fair earlier this month.  Diana's mentor is Julie Honaker.

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Dr. Stacie Ray

28 Apr 2015    By Sherri Jones

Governor Appoints Stacie Ray

Governor Pete Ricketts recently appointed Stacie Ray, Associate Professor of Practice in SECD, to the Board of Commissioners for the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH).  The mission of NCDHH is  to promote and advocate for Nebraskans who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing: to achieve equality and opportunity in social, educational, vocational, and legal aspects impacting their daily lives; and to enhance and monitor access to effective communication and telecommunication technology. 

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Dr. Michael Epstein

27 Mar 2015    By UNL Today

Epstein Receives IDEA Award

Big congratulations to Mike Epstein for recieving the university-wide IDEA award for his research in emotional and behavioral disorders that has impacted the assessment and management of children with behavioral and mental health disorders. Read more.

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Chris Marvin and Jill England

20 Mar 2015    

SECD Awards

Congratulations to our 2015 CEHS Award Recipients. Please plan to attend our award reception on April 10 starting at 10 A.M. in the Sheldon Museum of Art.

Annual CEHS Staff Award
Jill England-SECD

Charman Outstanding Professor Award
Christine Marvin-SECD

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17 Mar 2015    By Lincoln Journal Star

SPED Training at School for the Blind

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers a program to help teachers get a master's degree or special education endorsement and Sally Giittinger, campus administrator, and her staff use it as a recruitment tool.  In areas where no qualified teachers are available, teachers from the Nebraska City school travel and fill the gap, she said.

About 50 teachers in the state are qualified to teach blind and visually impaired students, Giittinger said, and that's not enought ot serve about 800 students.

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Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind

17 Mar 2015    

SECD visually impaired program featured in LJS article

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders offers a special education endorsement program in visual impairments. The online course, taken over the course of 2 1/2 years, was mentioned in a recent article in the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper. The program is offered in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.

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10 Feb 2015    

Dissertation Award Earned by Mackenzie Saviano

Mackenzie Savaiano, Assistant Professor of Practice in SECD, won the 2015 CEC Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness Dissertation of the Year Award.  Mackenzie’s dissertation was titled, 'Comparison of Vocabulary Instruction Strategies for Students who Read Braille’.  She will be recognized at the CEC International Convention and Expo in San Diego, CA in April.  

Congratulations Mackenzie!

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