When Kelsi Anderson decided to go on a study abroad trip to Costa Rica last May, she expected to work hard every day, to be a little out of her comfort zone in staying with a host family for the two-week trip, and to be in awe of the beauty of Monteverde. What she wasn’t expecting was just how different the special education system is in Costa Rica compared with what’s in place in the United States.
Five faculty and three graduate students from the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders will present posters and seminars as part of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention Nov. 9-11 in Los Angeles.
The Academy for Child and Family Well Being (ACFW) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a book fair to benefit the Nebraska Letterbox Club Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Barnes & Noble store at SouthPointe Pavilions in Lincoln.
In the speech-language pathology profession, AAC is an oft-used acronym used to describe various individualized methods of treatment for patients. But what exactly is augmentative and alternative communication?
“AAC is not about replacing speech with some piece of equipment,” explained Kristy Weissling, associate professor of practice in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. “AAC is about helping people communicate better. It’s about strategies that help people get their stories told.”
Manami Shah was unsure what career she wanted to pursue, but she was certain about two things: she wanted to work in a medical field and she wanted to make a difference through her work. Learn more about this first-year Doctor of Audiology student.
The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders will once again host four open houses this year to highlight the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology. The first open house is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17, at the Barkley Memorial Center on East Campus.