Graduate Student Q&A with Megan Conley

Megan Conley, CYFS graduate student

Name: Megan Conley

Hometown: Coahoma, Texas

Program: School Psychology

Year: First year (just completed)

Project: Traineeship in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Management

What are you doing with the project? 

The goal of the traineeship is to educate future school psychologists about concussions and brain injury, emphasizing how brain injuries — even mild ones, like concussions — can affect student learning. Our goal is to advocate for students who have sustained a brain injury and bring awareness to those working with students, such as teachers, parents and coaches, to ensure a smooth transition back to the classroom. Full Article

Graduate Student Q&A with Hannah Scholes

Hannah Scholes, CYFS graduate student

Name: Hannah Scholes

Hometown: Liberty, Missouri

Program: School Psychology

Year: First year (just completed)

Project: Toddlers with Autism

What will you be doing with the project? 

I am a trainee at the Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic in Omaha. We work on understanding, diagnosing and creating interventions for children with ASD. The goal of the traineeship is to educate more professionals in schools to have knowledge and understanding on diagnosis and interventions for these students. Full Article

Graduate Student Q&A with Katelyn Loogman

Kaitlyn Loogman, CYFS graduate student

Name: Katelyn Loogman

Hometown: Kearney, Nebraska

Program: School Psychology

Year: First year (just completed)

Project: School Psychology Specialization in Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

What will you be doing with the project? 

I will be learning about the integral role school psychologists play in managing concussions in schools, including involvement in assessing baseline and post-injury functioning, progress-monitoring during recovery and facilitating a safe return to regular activity. Full Article

Graduate Student Q&A with Wesley Kobashigawa

Wesley Kobshigawa, CYFS graduate student

Name: Wesley Kobashigawa

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Program: Counseling Psychology Ph.D.

Year: First year (just completed)

Project: Building Bridges

What will you be doing with the project? 

I help oversee the high school prevention program and provide individual and group counseling for at-risk ninth- and 10th-graders. I also collect pre- and post-treatment data to assess the efficacy of our treatment approach. Full Article

Early childhood professionals ‘Getting Ready’ to make positive impacts

Early childhood special education providers, service coordinators and supervisors from across the state gathered at Nebraska Innovation Campus June 5-8 for Getting Ready training sessions.

Early childhood special education providers, services coordinators and supervisors from across the state gathered at Nebraska Innovation Campus June 5-8 for Getting Ready training sessions.

Hosted by CYFS faculty and staff, a pair of two-day training sessions focused on translating evidence-based research practices into real-world settings to positively impact children and their families. Part C state trainers delivered the training material after having received one year of training and support in Getting Ready from CYFS faculty and staff. Full Article