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,

ASHA News

Bill to Expand Medicare Audiology Coverage Passes House

Posted: Dec 13 2019 4:30 PM

US Capitol

US CapitolThe U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3 (the Lower Drug Costs Now Act) yesterday, boosting ASHA’s efforts to increase Medicare beneficiaries’ access to hearing-related services provided by audiologists. Included…

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Exploring Use of Hippotherapy as a Treatment Tool

Posted: Dec 11 2019 9:00 PM

client on horseback using AAC device

client on horseback using AAC deviceHippotherapy (hippo is Greek for horse) continues to gain recognition in our profession, but several misconceptions exist about this approach used by speech-language pathologists and other clinicians. Hippotherapy is a…

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Change Is Coming to Medicare Home Health. Should I Be Worried?

Posted: Dec 09 2019 8:30 PM

Home caregiver giving senior man lunch

Home caregiver giving senior man lunchA new Medicare home health payment system that takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, reimburses for care based on patient characteristics, rather than on the number of therapy minutes the patient…

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ASHA Voices: The Changing Work World: With New Tech, A Growing Need for Soft Skills

Posted: Dec 05 2019 8:00 PM

On this episode of the podcast, we’re looking at the future… In collaboration with the ASHA Leader magazine, we’re examining how work is evolving in the professions of audiology and…

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Vocational Skills for Students With Communication Disorders

Posted: Dec 04 2019 8:30 PM

The young Thai student boy on the white background. holding out a box

The young Thai student boy on the white background. holding out a boxWe constantly communicate while we’re at work. We greet co-workers on the way into work. We chat at lunch with people about our favorite shows and weekend plans. Communication in…

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