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Upcoming Speakers


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Amy Nordness, Ph.D.
Director of Speech-Language Pathology at Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation

“The Eyes Have It - How the eyes keep people with ALS connected to the world”
August 14, 7pm @ The Slowdown

Amy Nordness received her BS degree in speech-language pathology from Marquette University and her MS and PhD in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has worked as a clinical speech-language pathologist with children and adults across multiple levels of care, including outpatient, acute rehabilitation, and acute care and taught at Western Illinois University. She became the Director of Speech-Language Pathology at Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation in 2015. She specializes in motor speech disorders and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Amy has co-authored multiple publications in the areas of AAC, motor speech, and ALS and has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally. She has received grant funding to support projects related to pediatric swallowing disorders, instrumental swallowing training, AAC, and childhood apraxia of speech.

This cafe is in partnership with The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter.
 

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Shannon Todd
The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter

“The Eyes Have It - How the eyes keep people with ALS connected to the world”
August 14, 7pm @ The Slowdown

Shannon Todd, MSW, MPA, has worked for The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter since 2006. She received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Doane College in 2000, and her master’s degrees in social work and public administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2005. She has been providing social work services and case management for patients and families dealing with acute and chronic health conditions since 2000. Shannon covers the state of Nebraska.

This cafe is in partnership with The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter.

 

Previous Speakers


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Tony Thomas and Phil Doerr
Brewers at Farnam House Brewing Company

“The Science of Beer”
July 10, 7pm @ The Slowdown

 Jody Green Ph.D.
 

Jody Green Ph.D.
Extension Educator with University of Nebraska Lincoln with Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County

“Sex on Six Legs”
June 5, 7pm @ The Slowdown

Jonathan Larson Ph.D.
 

Jonathan Larson Ph.D.
Extension Educator with University of Nebraska Lincoln with Nebraska Extension in Douglas and Sarpy Counties

“Sex on Six Legs”
June 5, 7pm @ The Slowdown

Andrew Goldsweig
 

Andrew Goldsweig, M.D.
Interventional Cardiologist at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine

“Minimally-invasive Interventions for Structural Heart Disease”
May 15, 7pm @ The Slowdown

Frank Bramlett, Ph.D.
 

Frank Bramlett, Ph.D.
Professor and TESOL Program Director at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

“Where does Nebraska Fit in the Dialect Continuum of American English?”
April 3, 7pm @ The Slowdown