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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,

MSHA Events

ASHA News

New Legislation Would Boost Diversity in the Professions

Posted: Jul 17 2019 6:00 PM

Happy diverse people hugging each other in the park

Happy diverse people hugging each other in the parkToday, H.R. 2781, which incorporates the text from H.R. 3637 as Section 5, passed the full E&C Committee. The legislation would provide grants to audiology and speech-language pathology programs to fund:
Scholarships and stipends to eligible people, including for degree completion or preparatory coursework.
Efforts to increase the retention of students in such programs.

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How I Created a Treatment App for SLPs, Step-by-Step

Posted: Jul 15 2019 8:00 PM

Hands sketching of screens for mobile app development process with UI/UX. Developing wireframe sketch layout design mockup on smartphone screen.

Hands sketching of screens for mobile app development process with UI/UX. Developing wireframe sketch layout design mockup on smartphone screen.A hospital-based sppech-language pathologist convinced her hosptal to fund her idea to use video images collected during swallow studies as an educational app for for other SLPs.

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ASHA, Other CSD Organizations, Collaborate to Raise Communication Disability at the UN

Posted: Jul 12 2019 3:30 PM

New, York, NY, USA - September 24, 2016 - United Nations Headquarters: United Nations Headquarters in New York City: The United Nations General Assembly opens.

New, York, NY, USA - September 24, 2016 - United Nations Headquarters: United Nations Headquarters in New York City: The United Nations General Assembly opens.Miles Forma really doesn’t like when people think he is stupid because he’s unable to talk. “I’ve had many experiences in my life where people assumed because I am a…

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Strategies for Working With Students Who’ve Experienced Trauma

Posted: Jul 10 2019 8:00 PM

Sad student sitting in a circle with SLP and other kindergartners

Sad student sitting in a circle with SLP and other kindergartnersIt’s a Monday morning in New Haven Public Schools. Every Monday, my speech sessions kick off with one of my kindergarten students. Every week with this student is a new adventure.

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In Appreciation: Katharine G. Butler

Posted: Jul 08 2019 8:30 PM

Katharine Butler

Katharine ButlerKatharine Gorell Butler, 1978 and 1996 ASHA president, died on June 17, 2019, at age 94, in Monterey, California.

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