Kristy Weissling

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Kristy Weissling Interim Department Chair, Professor of Practice, SLP Director

SLP.D., Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology, Nova Southeastern University, 2006
M.S., Speech Language Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1990
B.S., Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1988

Kristy S.E. Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, is a professor of practice, SLP program coordinator, and on-campus SLP clinic coordinator in the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic. She began serving as the interim chair for the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders in January 2023.

Kristy's primary interest is acquired neurogenic communication disorders. Her other interests include augmentative and alternative communication, adult developmental communication differences, and cognitive linguistic changes in aging. In addition to her clinic responsibilities, Kristy co-teaches the Augmentative and Alternative Communication course, the Adult Cognition and Language course, and the Clinical Decision Making 1 course. Additionally, she teaches electives in Aphasia and Dementia for the department. 

Kristy received her professional doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and earned her master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to working at the Barkley Memorial Center, Kristy was a Program Instructor at Nova Southeastern University and also worked in a variety of adult settings, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes for the developmentally disabled, free standing pediatric and adult clinics, and outpatient rehabilitation centers.

Kristy is a member of ASHA and the Nebraska Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSLHA). She is currently the vice president of the Nebraska Stroke Association.

Areas of Expertise:

    Aphasia, dementia, traumatic brain injury
    Motor speech disorders
    Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2023 and 2022, Donald R. & Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2006, Outstanding Dissertation, Nova Southeastern University2003 and 2001, Teaching Faculty Member of the Year - Programs in Speech Language and Communication, Nova Southeastern University NSSLHA Chapter Award
2023-present, Interim Department Chair, Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2021-present, Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2014-present, Clinic Coordinator, Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic - Speech & Language Services, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2016-present, Speech-Language Pathology Program Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2014-2021, Associate Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2003-present, Adjunct Instructor, Nova Southeastern University2009-14, Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2003-09, Lecturer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1996-2003, Instructor, Nova Southeastern University1996, Speech Therapist, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida1992-95, Speech Therapist, Yakima Valley Hearing and Speech Center, Yakima, Washington1990-92, Speech Therapist, Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationNebraska Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationInternational Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication