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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

Professional Resources

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

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

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,

ASHA News

3 Pros of Building Up Assets Versus Paying Off Debt

Posted: Feb 24 2020 9:00 PM

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building being constructed from coins to represent building assetsSnowball. Avalanche. Gazelle. Search engine optimization (SEO) words for the National Geographic, you ask? Maybe, but they’re also terms for debt-payoff strategies popularized by personal finance commentators. Being debt-free, and…

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ASHA, HLAA Offer Resources for Members to Use as World Hearing Day Approaches

Posted: Feb 21 2020 8:30 PM

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Planet Earth globe with modern black headphones isolated on whiteA long-standing champion of World Hearing Day, ASHA uses the opportunity to spread relevant public health messages and provide members with the tools to educate consumers. The World Health Organization…

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A Dozen Ways to Use Muffin Tins in Sessions

Posted: Feb 19 2020 8:00 PM

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Modern clean muffin tray with narrow depth of fieldLooking for new activities? Limited space? No time to prep? No problem. Just grab a muffin tin and gather small objects or print little images to add 12 simple activities…

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What Are Your Pronouns? CSD Faculty Members Share Theirs

Posted: Feb 18 2020 4:00 PM

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hand holds a heart painted like a LGBT flag, silhouetted against sun“Good morning, boys and girls!” “Hello, ladies and gentlemen.” It might surprise you to learn these common greetings can be exclusionary—or a microaggression—for people in the LGBTQ+ community. As a…

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Microneedles Offer Possibilities for Inner Ear Treatments

Posted: Feb 14 2020 3:55 PM

A mostly blue and black graphic of the right side of a human head, face forward, showing the anatomy of the middle ear within. The tubes and chambers of the middle ear are a reddish color, and the middle ear's outer edges are a light blue.

A mostly blue and black graphic of the right side of a human head, face forward, showing the anatomy of the middle ear within. The tubes and chambers of the middle ear are a reddish color, and the middle ear's outer edges are a light blue.Researchers at Columbia University’s medical and engineering schools are developing 3D-printed microneedles that may safely deliver drugs to the largely inaccessible inner ear. Because of the ear’s anatomy, delivering drugs—including…

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