Who We Are

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

Audiologists

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

Students

Students

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.

Better Hearing & Speech Month

Better Hearing & Speech Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.

MSHA News

7 Ways School-based Slps Can Get Organized Over the Summer

Posted: Jun 13 2018 5:39 PM

From: http://www.thedabblingspeechie.com/ 1. Organize your digital materials, so you can easily access them in a session. Create YouTube playlists for certain types of videos that you use most often. Organize your no print or PDFs that you like to use digitally on your iPad by folders in your Google drive.  2. Make copies of all those IEP forms, checklists, health and developmental forms,

How Can An Adult With A Speech Disorder Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Posted: Jun 13 2018 5:30 PM

Deanna Power Director of Outreach Disability Benefits Help How Can An Adult With A Speech Disorder Qualify for Disability Benefits? If you have a speech disorder that affects your ability to communicate so much that it impacts your ability to work, you might qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). There are many different speech disorders that

Posted: May 22 2018 10:37 PM

Our invited speakers to the MSHA 2018 Conference received hand crafted magnets of the state of Mississippi made by the residents of The Mustard Seed!MSHA was so excited to support those individuals within the state with speech and language difficulties as well as make such an impression on one of our invited speakers! See below the sweet letter from Dr. Margot Beckerman sent to “Seedster”

Better Hearing and Speech Month Proclamation

Posted: May 15 2018 4:18 PM

Thanks to the efforts of MSHA President Amy LeBert and President-Elect Kimberly Ward, May is now officially Better Hearing and Speech Month for the City of Hattiesburg! We were so thrilled to have Mayor Toby Barker today to read the proclamation among a crowd of faculty, students, and alumni at the University of Southern Mississippi.  The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and

National Stuttering Awareness Week 2018

Posted: May 07 2018 2:04 PM

Stuttering Awareness Week begins May 7, 2018, and offers an opportunity to focus public attention on a complex disorder that touches 70 million people around the world and more than three million in the U.S. alone. “Actions speak so much louder than words,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “This year, the focus of our effort to celebrate Stuttering Awareness

ASHA News

The How and Why of Collecting a Language Sample

Posted: Jun 20 2018 8:00 PM

Male teacher assists elementary age girl with homework in school classroom or library setting.

SLPs reading this essay: I have a favor to ask you. Please suspend judgment when reading this post. I’m sharing a time-saving and accurate way to complete one of our…

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A Balancing Act: Diet Selection for Older Adults

Posted: Jun 18 2018 8:00 PM

close-up partial view of senior woman eating yogurt

In a recent online chat, Nicole Rogus-Pulia shared how to work with patients, families and dietitians to create safe diets for older patients with dysphagia. Participant: If a participant was…

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A Camp for Children With Apraxia of Speech

Posted: Jun 15 2018 4:00 PM

happy kids at camp

Speech-language pathologist Laura Moorer organizes a summer camp in Texas to help those with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Recently featured on Denton’s local NBC affiliate, Moore’s emplyer, Texas Woman’s…

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Getting My Life Back—Thanks to My Team of SLPs

Posted: Jun 13 2018 8:00 PM

Marty Brennan

I learned how to talk again. It’s been 17 months since a life-changing event left me without words. I want you to know, from a patient’s perspective, how speech-language pathologists…

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Two SLPs Multiply a Child’s Gains Through Collaboration

Posted: Jun 11 2018 8:00 PM

Shot of two colleagues having a discussion in an office

Meredith Gennaro and Stephanie Sigal are speech-language pathologists who met in September 2017 when they began working with the same child. This school year, I worked with another speech-language pathologist…

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