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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.

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Election and drawing results

Posted: Aug 03 2020 1:44 PM

Hello MSHA MembersFollowing a runoff election, Jenna Nassar has been selected Vice President of Continuing Education.Jenna joins President Elect Missy Schraeder and Vice President of Finance Linda Piazza to serve as new leaders for 2021.A drawing was held for a free 2021 conference. The winner is Natalie Frye of Natchez.Congratulations to our new leaders. I look forward to working with each of


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

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