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13 Nov 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Costa Rica study abroad gives Nebraska students new perspective on education

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. 

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09 Nov 2017    By Kelcey Buck

SECD faculty, students among presenters at ASHA convention

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.

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07 Nov 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Book fair to benefit Nebraska Letterbox Club set for Nov. 12

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.

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06 Nov 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Augmentative and alternative communication experience important piece of Nebraska SLP master’s program

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.” 

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30 Oct 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Jennifer Lee: Sailing into an audiology career

Jennifer Lee’s visit to Nebraska last November was a whirlwind, but by the time she left, she knew she wanted to be a Husker. Read on to learn more about this first-year Doctor of Audiology student.

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27 Oct 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Manami Shah: Seeking to make a difference

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.

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26 Oct 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Student Academy of Audiology sponsoring November food drive

The Student Academy of Audiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Lincoln beginning Nov. 1.

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25 Oct 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Anne Thomas named NCDHH Boss of the Month

Anne Thomas, a lecturer in SECD, was selected as the October Boss of the Month by the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH).

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12 Oct 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Sherri Jones selected for Big Ten Academic Leadership Program

Sherri Jones, chair of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, was selected to participate in the 2017-18 Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Development program.

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11 Oct 2017    By Kelcey Buck

2017-18 speech-language pathology, audiology graduate open house dates announced

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.

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