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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.

Open Positions

Open Positions

Are you looking for a position? Do you have a position open that you need filled. Either way check out our open positions listings.

MSHA News

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,

How Can An Adult With A Speech Disorder Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Posted: Jun 13 2018 5:30 PM

Deanna Power Director of Outreach Disability Benefits Help How Can An Adult With A Speech Disorder Qualify for Disability Benefits? If you have a speech disorder that affects your ability to communicate so much that it impacts your ability to work, you might qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). There are many different speech disorders that

Posted: May 22 2018 10:37 PM

Our invited speakers to the MSHA 2018 Conference received hand crafted magnets of the state of Mississippi made by the residents of The Mustard Seed! MSHA was so excited to support those individuals within the state with speech and language difficulties as well as make such an impression on one of our invited speakers! See below the sweet letter from Dr. Margot Beckerman sent to “Seedster”

ASHA News

New Director Named for OSEP

Posted: Oct 19 2018 6:30 PM

Laurie VanderPloeg

The U.S. Department of Education has named special educator Laurie VanderPloeg as the new director for the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). According to the announcement, VanderPloeg has nearly…

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Why SLPs Need to Pay Attention to CPT Code Surveys

Posted: Oct 17 2018 8:00 PM

Don’t delete that email! Starting Oct. 22, emails may appear in speech-language pathologists’ inboxes, and you want to pay attention to them. A response to these crucial messages can influence…

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What Was the Name of ASHA’s First Journal?

Posted: Oct 15 2018 8:00 PM

cover of first journal and it's ediitor

Next month we turn our clocks back as daylight-saving time ends for most of the country. Here at ASHA—at least for those of us maintaining the archives—we already turned back…

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Character with Dyspraxia Featured on ‘Doctor Who’

Posted: Oct 12 2018 6:00 PM

TARDIS

When viewers tuned in to the international premiere of “Doctor Who” last week, the hit science fiction show introduced several new characters, including one with dyspraxia. In the episode, the…

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Replacing the Countdown for Young Kids With Autism

Posted: Oct 10 2018 8:00 PM

Child girl putting book on shelf

Counting down is one of the most commonly used strategies for transitioning children from one activity to another. At school, children often hear their teachers say something like, “In five…

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