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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

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.

Professional Resources

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We hope that you will find this information useful and we look forward to continuing to empower our members with information in the future.

MSHA News

MSHA ELECTIONS START JUNE 1st

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

Child Hearing Aid Coverage Facts

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.[1] According to 2017 EHDI-M data, approximately 54 infants born in Mississippi were documented as being diagnosed with permanent hearing loss. [2] · While Medicaid covers the cost of hearing aids for children who qualify, many families who make slightly over the

Barbara Jacobson presents at Conference

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. 

MSHA Takes Stand Against UHC Policy

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

Audiology Best Practices

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

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Launching This Week: Your New Leader Live Website

Posted: Apr 13 2020 8:00 PM

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Coming Soon loading illustrationFor 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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ASHA Learning Pass Offered Free of Cost During COVID-19

Posted: Apr 10 2020 8:00 PM

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Stack of books being sucked into a computer to represent online learningLet’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…

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ASHA Voices: SLPs in Quarantine and a Look at PDPM 6 Months Later

Posted: Apr 09 2020 8:00 PM

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Close up of coronavirus model in black and white image with light glowing behind and being held in handThis 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…

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Home Practice Guidance for Parents During COVID-19

Posted: Apr 08 2020 2:00 PM

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Little girl and father enjoying reading book togetherWith 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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Keeping Adult Clients Motivated at Home During Physical Distancing

Posted: Apr 07 2020 8:00 PM

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Close up of a senior couple using a laptop at homeWe’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…

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