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

Posted: Aug 17 2018 3:37 PM

The Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association committee for audiology is excited to announce a new link for audiology best-practice statements on the MSHA website. The audiology committee is committed to upholding best practices in the field of audiology for all clients. In so doing, we are working diligently to create best practice statements and upload these on the MSHA website.

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

ASHA News

Hearing Care Organizations Submit Guidance to FDA on OTC Hearing Aids

Posted: Aug 17 2018 3:00 PM

hearing aid

ASHA and three other professional hearing care organizations are advocating to include appropriate labeling and adequate consumer-protection provisions in regulations for a new over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid category. These and…

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The (Potential) Problem With Your 403(b) Retirement Plan

Posted: Aug 15 2018 8:00 PM

Elevated View Of A Human Hand Drawing Retirement Plan Growth Concept On Notebook

Saving for retirement is important. This is a simple and obvious statement. The challenge involves figuring out how best to save for retirement. And the answer isn’t always simple or obvious.…

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Making Today’s Media Environment Work for the Professions—and You

Posted: Aug 13 2018 8:00 PM

Female reporter at news conference, writing notes, holding microphones

Most ASHA members would like to see communication sciences and disorders (CSD) professions featured in the news. Some have taken this desire a step further and have reached out to…

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ASHA Discourages Use of Facilitated Communication and the Rapid Prompting Method

Posted: Aug 09 2018 5:30 PM

infographic showing 95 percent of the 1,100 respondents who reviewed the ASHA position statements agreed with them.

At their August in-person meeting, ASHA’s Board of Directors approved two new position statements regarding use of Facilitated Communication (FC) and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM). The ASHA Ad Hoc…

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Spotlight on SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication Science and Disorders

Posted: Aug 08 2018 8:00 PM

global communication devices

Are you a communication sciences and disorders (CSD) professional interested in collaborating with others on an international level? Read on to learn about SLP Joyce Huh’s experience in SIG 17.…

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