25 SECD students to participate in NSLHA Student and Legislative Advocacy Day Feb. 14


25 SECD students to participate in NSLHA Student and Legislative Advocacy Day Feb. 14

13 Feb 2018    By Kelcey Buck

Ten students in the clinical doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) program and 15 students in the speech-language pathology master’s program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will take part in the Student and Legislative Advocacy Day sponsored by the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA) Wednesday, Feb. 14. 

The students will spend the first half of the day at the State Capitol. They will have the opportunity to watch the Legislature in session, beginning at 9:30 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon, the students will cover a variety of topics from NSLHA, and will have the opportunity to hear from Senator Carol Blood and Senator Merv Riepe, chair of the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee. The students will then have lunch with the state senators before returning to Nebraska’s East Campus for Student Advocacy Day activities. 

The NSLHA Legislative Day is an annual event that allows students to meet and build relationships with state senators, while informing them about the speech-language and hearing fields in Nebraska.

This is the first year that NSLHA is combining its Legislative Day with a Student Advocacy Day. The goal is to provide an opportunity for students to learn more about the work NSLHA does, and for NSLHA to better understand the needs of current audiology and speech-language pathology students through group discussions.


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