Who We Are

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

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,

MSHA Events

ASHA News

Why Join Special Interest Group 16, School-Based Issues?

Posted: Jun 19 2019 8:00 PM

Shot of two professional women shaking hands during a meeting wihle a man looks on and smiles

This SIG provides a community that understands what we do, shares information, provides support and ideas, and celebrates the successes others achieve. SIG 16 is a wonderful way to understand our profession from many different points of view. The members are always ready to offer assistance and give their opinions about all issues.

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Yes to PhD, No to Life Upheaval: The Final Chapter

Posted: Jun 17 2019 8:00 PM

Erin Stauder getting her doctorate in her graduation robes

During the five years I was on the PhD train, I learned many things. I hope sharing them might help you.

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10 Conversation Strategies Highlighted in the Father-Son Viral Video

Posted: Jun 14 2019 3:00 PM

father talking to his baby who is gesturing and smiling

The delightful viral video of a conversation between a father and his young child highlight ten key conversation strategies speech-language pathologists routinely share with families and other communication partners. The interaction in the video demonstrates the very skills needed for speech, language, and communication development.

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5 Strategies to Help Families Act as Speech and Language Coaches

Posted: Jun 12 2019 8:00 PM

A preschool age girl looks at her mother and smiles as she is buckled into her car seat.

As school ends for summer and families plan summer vacations, speech-language pathologists plan activities for caregivers and families to work on with their child, sibling, niece, or cousin. Coaching families can boost a child’s progress over summer break or help them maintain key communication skills.

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Why We Went To Capitol Hill, and Why We’ll Go Back

Posted: Jun 10 2019 8:00 PM

As members of the Coordinating Committee for ASHA Special Interest Group 7, Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, we—Deb Culbertson, Beth Humphrey, Jani Johnson, Nicole Marrone, and Jessica Sullivan—recently spent a…

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