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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

Child Hearing Aid Coverage Facts

Posted: Jan 21 2020 1:25 PM

· Hearing loss is among the most prevalent sensory defects screened for at birth in America affecting 1.4 per 1000 babies each year.[1] According to 2017 EHDI-M data, approximately 54 infants born in Mississippi were documented as being diagnosed with permanent hearing loss. [2] · While Medicaid covers the cost of hearing aids for children who qualify, many families who make slightly over the

Barbara Jacobson presents at 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. 

MSHA Takes Stand Against UHC Policy

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

Audiology Best Practices

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,

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Masks Pose Barriers for People With Hearing Loss: Here’s a Novel Solution

Posted: Apr 03 2020 5:00 PM

Federal health officials are on the brink of recommending face coverings to help stem the spread of COVID-19, according to recent news reports. But masks and other face coverings muffle…

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Coping with a Loss of Income During COVID-19 — or Anytime

Posted: Apr 02 2020 9:30 PM

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money managementEditor’s note: Thank you for sharing comments and feedback on this post—we always value members’ feedback and are listening. We regret that the language about savings suggestions caused offense, and,…

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‘Not Just Dots On a Map’: SLPs Speak Their Truth From the COVID-19 Battlefront

Posted: Apr 01 2020 2:00 PM

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COVID-19 people mapTuesday, March 10. Speech-language pathologist Fatima Warren was grocery shopping with her grandmother when she first noticed the painful body aches. Chalking it up to the rainy day and an…

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COVID-19 and Audiology: Closed Practices, Empty Campuses, Halted Research

Posted: Mar 31 2020 8:00 PM

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COVID-19 folderAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the country, most everyone has had to adapt in some way to accommodate this strange new normal—audiologists and hearing researchers included. With calls…

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COVID-19: Ethical Considerations for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

Posted: Mar 30 2020 8:00 PM

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wrong or right dilemma or ethical question - handwriting on colorful sticky notesMany ASHA members are calling with questions, as almost all types of service delivery are changing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donna Euben, ASHA’s ethics director, along with our practices teams,…

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