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23 Aug 2016    By Scott Schrage | University Communications

System could help diagnose, treat brain injuries

Steven Barlow has developed a novel system that measures muscle forces in the face, mouth and fingers to help evaluate the health of the staggeringly complex but fragile organ that controls them. With a prototype soon to be piloted at Lincoln’s Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, the system could inform the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system conditions ranging from stroke and traumatic brain injury to Parkinson’s disease and autism.

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UNL NSSLHA members help put together baby bags for the Down Syndrome Association for Families (DSAF).

22 Aug 2016    By Kelcey Buck

Student organization spotlight: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

As students return to campus for the start of the 2016-17 year, we are featuring our four student organizations within the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. Today's spotlight - the UNL National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA).

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19 Aug 2016    By Kelcey Buck

Student organization spotlight: Student Academy of Audiology

As students return to campus for the start of the 2016-17 year, we will feature our four student organizations within the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. Today's spotlight - the UNL Student Academy of Audiology.

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17 Aug 2016    By Kelcey Buck

Student organization spotlight: Student Council for Exceptional Children

As students return to campus for the start of the 2016-17 year, we will feature our four student organizations within the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. Today's spotlight - the UNL Student Council for Exceptional Children.

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Stefanie Gentile, Hayley Brooks and Aly Lerman pose with Carmita Wilson after being paired with her at the 2016 Iowa Miss Amazing Pageant.

16 Aug 2016    By Kelcey Buck

Student organization spotlight: American Sign Language Club

As students return to campus for the start of the 2016-17 year, we will feature our four student organizations within the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. Today's spotlight is on a group that is new this year - the UNL American Sign Language Club.

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11 Aug 2016    

August 2016 Graduate Spotlights

Short Q-and-A with Molly Bergstrom and Lisa Thayer, both of whom will graduate from SECD this weekend with master's degrees in special education.

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10 Aug 2016    By Kelcey Buck

Learning Technology Academy seeking students for 2016-17

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students in business, computer science, education, and fine and performing arts/film studies have a new opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration with the launch of the Learning Technology Academy this fall.

Ron Nelson, the Larry & Sharon Roos Family Professor of Special Education, developed the idea for the academy in an effort to create learning technologies for children experiencing learning difficulties, while also providing interdisciplinary training for UNL students.

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05 Aug 2016    

Kelly Pritchett selected for Golisano Health Leadership Award from Special Olympics Nebraska

Special Olympics Nebraska announced that University of Nebraska-Lincoln associate professor of practice Kelly Pritchett has been selected as the 2016 Golisano Health Leadership Award honoree. She was presented the award during the Special Olympics Nebraska Fall Games banquet Saturday, Aug. 6.

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25 Jul 2016    By Kelcey Buck

Six individuals set for inaugural audiology trip to Nicaragua July 30-Aug. 10

Stacie Ray established HearU Nebraska in 2007 to provide hearing aids for children whose families otherwise may not be able to afford them. Nine years later, Ray has expanded that idea as she and five other individuals from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders make the first of what will become annual trips to Nicaragua to provide audiology services through HearU International. 

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Angela Dietsch

11 Jul 2016    By Kelcey Buck

Angela Dietsch selected for ASHA Early Career Award

University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor Angela Dietsch was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Early Career Contributions in Research Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

The award recognizes significant scientific accomplishments by individuals beyond the dissertation and within five years of receiving their doctoral or other terminal degree. As the 2016 recipient, Dietsch will be presented with her award at the ASHA convention scheduled for Nov. 17-19 in Philadelphia.

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