Please click on the links above to learn more about our program, or feel free to contact us to answer any questions you have!
Nebraska Regional Programs Online Professional Development Opportunities
Click the above link to view a list of online professional development opportunities offered through the Nebraska Regional Programs!
Writing Strategies for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH):
An Intervention Study
If your child is in grades 2-6 and struggles with writing or wants to become a better writer, they may be interested to participate in a study at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln examining the effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) intervention on school-age students’ writing. See the linked flyer above for more information!
Mid-Plains Professional Upgrade Partnership – Interdisciplinary Preparation in Deaf Education and Speech-Language Pathology (MPUP-IP)
MPUP-IP is a federally funded project designed to address the critical shortage of highly qualified Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (TODs) and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) in Nebraska and surrounding mid-plains states (i.e., Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota) by providing high-quality, interdisciplinary training to individuals who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in one of these programs. MPUP-IP funding covers tuition assistance, travel expenses, coaching, and membership to a TOD or SLP professional organization upon completion of the program. Click the link above for more detailed information and application directions.
Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic
As part of the MPUP-IP, the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic is offering specialized interdisciplinary services for school-age children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Our approach focuses on teaming between pre-service Speech-Language Pathologists and Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to provide individualized services to meet the speech and language needs of students who are DHH. These services can be provided in-person or via telepractice which means they are available to any DHH children/families across the state of Nebraska. Click the link above to learn more!
Brain Imaging Study of Hearing Loss in Children
Researchers at UNMC are looking for participants for a noninvasive brain imaging study of hearing loss in typically-developing children (IRB # 521-17-EP).
What is the purpose of this study?
• To understand how a child’s brain works during attention and memory tasks
• To understand whether hearing loss affects how these attention and memory processes occur in the brain
Your child may be eligible if:
• He or she is between the ages of 7 and 15 years old
• He or she has not been diagnosed with any neurological or psychiatric disorder(s)
• He or she is able to complete a series of mental tasks
• He or she has normal hearing, or has been diagnosed with mild-to-severe hearing loss
• He or she wears hearing aids if diagnosed with mild-to-severe hearing loss
• She is not pregnant
What is required?
• Complete 1-2 visits over the course of a couple of weeks; a total of 3-4 hours of testing
• Complete MEG and MRI scans
• Complete neuropsychological and cognitive assessments
For more information contact Hallie Johnson:
Hallie.Johnson@unmc.edu | 402-552-6438
Position Available: ESU 4 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher
ESU 4, representing school districts in Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties, is accepting applications for a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher. ESU 4 offers an outstanding salary and benefit package. For more information regarding this position, please contact Ellen Stokebrand. View the complete job description.
- BS/BA in Deaf Education
- Strong written and communication skills.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills in a dynamic work environment.
- Valid Nebraska driver’s license with the ability to drive to meet the requirements of the job.
- Masters degree in Education with Speech Pathology or Masters degree in Speech Pathology.
- Valid Nebraska Teachers Certificate with appropriate endorsement(s).
- Work as a team member with ESU 4 and school district staff.
- Attend local and regional meetings/trainings related to role and responsibility.
- Support ESU 4’s mission and vision.
- Plan and provide instruction for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Sessions may be held in the classroom or an alternate site.
- Observe, record, and measure the performance of students in consultation with SLP, language resource or resource teacher.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Consult with classroom teachers.
- Participate in professional workshops and staff development opportunities for program development and professional growth.
Applications will be open until the position is filled. Please send a request to access the application form. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:
Ellen Stokebrand, Director of Special Education
Educational Service Unit 4
PO Box 310
Auburn, NE 68305
402.274.4354 (ext. 109)
The SNRP website was last updated July 22, 2021