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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

Spotlight on Special Interest Group 5, Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders

Posted: Jan 21 2020 8:00 PM

networking group

networking groupPeer support. Exchanges on velopharyngeal surgery. Access to timely resources. SIG 5, Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders, offers all that and more.

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ASHA President: Is Parents’ Smartphone Use the New Secondhand Smoke?

Posted: Jan 17 2020 4:30 PM

Mom holds her adorable baby girl while using a smart phone in a grocery store. She is shopping

Mom holds her adorable baby girl while using a smart phone in a grocery store. She is shoppingIn a prominent “USA Today” op-ed—featured in the newspaper’s online Opinion section and reprinted by publications all over the country—ASHA 2020 President Theresa Rodgers addresses adults’ digital usage habits. Rodgers…

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ASHA Voices: What If Permanent Hearing Loss Could Be Reversed?

Posted: Jan 16 2020 8:00 PM

Young girl giving thumbs up while taking hearing exam wearing special headphones

Young girl giving thumbs up while taking hearing exam wearing special headphonesOn this episode, we dive into hearing loss reversal. Two researchers share their research on reversing genetic and sensorineural hearing loss.

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5 Tips for Communicating With Educational Advocates Before and During IEP Meetings

Posted: Jan 15 2020 9:00 PM

Young SLP leads IEP meeting with educational advocate

Young SLP leads IEP meeting with educational advocate“There’s an educational advocate coming to the IEP meeting.” Believe it or not, those were some of the first words I heard minutes into my first day of being a…

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5 Questions to Guide Post-High School Transition Goals

Posted: Jan 13 2020 8:00 PM

Educators having informal conversation meeting in classroom

Educators having informal conversation meeting in classroomHow can we plan for a student’s post-secondary journey while working on current educational needs? As a school-based SLP in the secondary setting, I see the importance of creating meaningful…

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