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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

2019 Conference T-Shirts now available

Posted: Feb 07 2019 2:39 PM

Available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.  Ready for pick-up at the 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. 

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

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

Please Don’t Leave My Voice on the Shelf: 5 Tips to Improve AAC Use in School

Posted: Aug 14 2019 8:00 PM

Teacher and schoolboy with tablet looking at each other

Teacher and schoolboy with tablet looking at each otherDo you ever walk into a classroom to find your student’s augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device sitting quietly on a shelf? Does everyone on the school team think of…

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Advising Families on Screens: 7 Resolutions for the New School Year

Posted: Aug 12 2019 8:00 PM

Family eating a meal together.

Family eating a meal together.It’s that time of year: back to school. Whether you are celebrating or mourning the end of summer, this time marks a fresh start for families. As parents consider how to best help their child achieve success this school year, audiologists and speech-language pathologists know how much tech use can affect a child’s school achievement. This makes it an ideal time to guide parents toward better balance after the all-too-common summer screen time binge.

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Insights on IEP Meetings as a Parent and SLP

Posted: Aug 08 2019 3:00 PM

When I began working as a school-based speech-language pathologist six years ago, I’d already experienced IEP meetings. I first encountered IEP meetings as a parent, when my daughter was diagnosed…

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Three Out-of-the-Box Mindfulness Hacks

Posted: Aug 05 2019 8:00 PM

Silhouette of girl with a cup of tea at sunset. View on the town from above

Silhouette of girl with a cup of tea at sunset. View on the town from aboveWhen I say the word mindfulness what type of picture pops into your head? Maybe it’s someone sitting cross-legged on the floor with their eyes closed, dressed in beautiful garb…

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Tips to Share With Parents: Fun Ways to Get Kids Back In Learning Mode

Posted: Jul 31 2019 8:00 PM

Holidays pictures, landmarks and cityscapes

Holidays pictures, landmarks and cityscapesHere are the tips I share with parents anytime of year, but especially in summer when they spend more time with their kids.

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