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Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) is the statewide professional organization for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, parents/caregivers, support personnel, and students.

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Audiologists evaluate, diagnose, and provide rehabilitative services for hearing and balance disorders.



NSSLHA endeavors to inspire, empower, and support students in the field of CSD to engage in leadership opportunities, grow professionally, and excel in their futures.

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-language pathologists evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders.

Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight

Each month we will feature a different MSHA member and examine their role in the profession, educational background and current and future goals.



Posted: Feb 15 2018 12:04 PM

4/19 Mississippi St. Louis Memphis Greenville Concordia Vicksburg New Orleans Baton Rouge St. Francesville Tupelo 8:00-9:00 Exhibits  Hands on CVC Words (C.Wiltcher) 8:00-9:00 Vestibular Testing and

2018 MSHA Conference Pre-Conference Speaker ANNOUNCED!

Posted: Jan 30 2018 6:48 PM

We are delighted to announce this year’s Pre-Conference speaker is world-renowned Speech-Language Pathologist, Dr. Scott Yaruss! Dr. Yaruss is a Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. In addition to conducting research on the development of stuttering in young children, Dr. Yaruss has extensive experience working with children and adults who stutter in a

2018 MSHA President’s Welcome

Posted: Jan 02 2018 1:03 PM

Happy New Year and welcome to MSHA 2018. I am honored to begin my service as 2018 MSHA President. It is my hope that “engagement in your state association” will be the theme for 2018. Involvement through professional service is highly rewarding. I challenge you to help promote the growth of our membership this year. MSHA continues to work tirelessly for both Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathologist Growth Rubric and Schools Committee Update

Posted: Dec 04 2017 4:29 PM

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  This is going to be a great year and I know we are all excited to move forward and do what we love, serve our students with communication delays. Over the summer months, the Schools Committee developed a new optional tool for a speech-language pathologist with a Mississippi Department of Education 215 license supervising a 216 license holder.  I


3 Techniques to Reduce Job Burnout

Posted: Feb 20 2018 3:00 PM

Around six years ago, I quit being a speech-language pathologist. It was only my fourth year in the profession, but I was exhausted and stressed, and eventually lost my passion for the work. Every night I felt a sense of dread because I knew the next day would arrive too soon and with too much […]

In Appreciation: Alan S. Feldman

Posted: Feb 16 2018 4:00 PM

Alan S. Feldman, 1981–1982 ASHA president, died Jan. 23, at age 90 in North Potomac, Maryland. Feldman, an audiologist, served in the U.S. Navy and earned a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and PhD in audiology from Syracuse University. Feldman later ran the Communication Disorder Units at Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical Center. He then […]

6 Tips to Help Clients With TBI Get Better Sleep

Posted: Feb 14 2018 9:00 PM

After a traumatic brain injury, 30 to 70 percent of people encounter sleep disturbances. This can cause significant issues because during sleep, the brain remains active. What the brain does as we sleep includes a variety of healing and helpful functions, such as make decisions, learn physical tasks, and form or retain memories. Sleep also allows the […]

The ‘Art’ of Treating Communication Issues

Posted: Feb 12 2018 9:00 PM

A work of art is a form of language. Paint strokes, paper, shapes, colors and materials come together to form meaningful visual moments. Communication consists of the same basic principle. Sounds don’t have much power on their own, but when coherently strung together, they create meaningful human interaction. For this reason, I find using art […]

Congress Repeals Medicare Therapy Caps and Lifts Limits on Speech-Generating Devices

Posted: Feb 09 2018 9:00 PM

Congress has permanently repealed Medicare Part B therapy caps and permanently extended the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act, which authorizes the purchase of speech-generating devices (SGDs). The measures were included in a continuing resolution passed yesterday that funds the federal government for the next two years. Medicare Part B Therapy Cap The resolution permanently eliminates […]