Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) is the statewide professional organization for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, parents/caregivers, support personnel, and students.
Posted: May 18 2020 5:38 PM
I am pleased to announce that elections for the MSHA Executive Board will open on June 1, 2020. We have multiple highly qualified candidates for each of the offices. Below you will find each of their bios for review. President-Elect Vice President Continuing Education Vice President Finance The elections will remain open until July 1 , 2020. If you are a voting member you will
Posted: Jan 21 2020 1:25 PM
· Hearing loss is among the most prevalent sensory defects screened for at birth in America affecting 1.4 per 1000 babies each year. According to 2017 EHDI-M data, approximately 54 infants born in Mississippi were documented as being diagnosed with permanent hearing loss.  · While Medicaid covers the cost of hearing aids for children who qualify, many families who make slightly over the
Posted: Oct 29 2018 1:43 PM
Barbara Jacobson, PhD, CCC-SLP is the ASHA Vice President for Standards & Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology. She will present an unopposed presentation on Ethics during our 2019 Conference. MSHA is aware that Standard VIII will require one hour of Ethics education for certification maintenance starting in 2020.
Posted: Oct 15 2018 12:12 PM
The Healthcare Committee of the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association took a stand against a policy of United Health Care. The result was a reversal of policy. United Health Care, a managed care company administrating Medicaid funds in Mississippi, adopted a narrow definition of “medical necessity.” The result was denial of speech and hearing services to almost all children ages 0-21
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
Posted: Apr 13 2020 8:00 PM
For the past year, ASHA has been building a single-source website for all Leader content. Now prepare for the unveiling: This new, dynamic, frequently updated site launches Wednesday. You can find everything Leader contributors and staff…
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Posted: Apr 10 2020 8:00 PM
Let’s face it—daily life feels more hectic than ever, as audiologists and speech-language pathologists juggle unprecedented COVID-19-related changes and challenges, professionally and personally. While it’s hard to find a spare…
Posted: Apr 09 2020 8:00 PM
This week on the podcast: What happens when health care workers are exposed to COVID-19? We hear from two SLPs who share their experiences with potential exposure and self-quarantine. We…
Posted: Apr 08 2020 2:00 PM
With schools closed and treatment moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic, parent involvement is more important than ever to support children with their speech-language homework. Some parents and caregivers are…
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Posted: Apr 07 2020 8:00 PM
We’re in the midst of unprecedented physical distancing to stay safe and reduce exposure to COVID-19. With remote working, school closures, and virtual learning, everyone is forced to abandon previous…