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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 (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


ASHA Issues Position Statement on Gun Violence and School Safety

Posted: Mar 21 2018 8:00 PM

ASHA’s Board of Directors recently approved a position statement in response to gun violence and safety in schools. Collaborating with several policy and advisory committees, and carefully considering input from…

Blast Off Wednesday and Get Your Students Talking About Space

Posted: Mar 19 2018 8:00 PM

What are you doing this Wednesday, March 21? We have a suggestion for you. Watch NASA TV to see astronaut Andrew (Drew) Feustel blast off for the International Space Station…

How Is Technology Use Affecting Children’s Communication Skills?

Posted: Mar 16 2018 5:30 PM

Technology’s effect on the communication and social skills of children pops up in the news a lot lately. This time, philly.com tackled the topic. Kids Health assistant editor, Anna Nguyen,…

Get to Know Your Asian Indian Caucus

Posted: Mar 14 2018 8:00 PM

A monolingual speech-language pathologist recently reached out to ASHA’s Asian Indian Caucus (AIC) for a Tamil-speaking SLP to provide services for a 70-year-old elderly New Jersey man. The patient had…

The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Role in Diagnosing Dyslexia

Posted: Mar 12 2018 8:00 PM

While language-based learning disorders—like dyslexia—fall squarely in the purview of speech-language pathologists, I’ve talked to several pediatric SLPs who don’t feel entirely comfortable treating—let alone diagnosing—this disorder. In my relatively…