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.

Better Hearing & Speech Month

Better Hearing & Speech Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.

MSHA News

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”

Better Hearing and Speech Month Proclamation

Posted: May 15 2018 4:18 PM

Thanks to the efforts of MSHA President Amy LeBert and President-Elect Kimberly Ward, May is now officially Better Hearing and Speech Month for the City of Hattiesburg! We were so thrilled to have Mayor Toby Barker today to read the proclamation among a crowd of faculty, students, and alumni at the University of Southern Mississippi.  The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and

National Stuttering Awareness Week 2018

Posted: May 07 2018 2:04 PM

Stuttering Awareness Week begins May 7, 2018, and offers an opportunity to focus public attention on a complex disorder that touches 70 million people around the world and more than three million in the U.S. alone. “Actions speak so much louder than words,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “This year, the focus of our effort to celebrate Stuttering Awareness

ASHA News

Oral Hygiene and Dysphagia—Care and Complications

Posted: Jul 16 2018 8:00 PM

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In a recent online chat, John R. Ashford emphasized the importance of good oral hygiene to the overall health of dysphagia patients and infection control. Participant: If a participant were to…

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What’s in My Patient Treatment Bag?

Posted: Jul 11 2018 8:00 PM

Colorful floral bag close up

As a kid, I loved long drives with my mom. We’d listen to music, catch up and, my favorite part—I’d go through her purse. I’d read and then throw out…

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Spotlight on SIG 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Posted: Jul 09 2018 8:00 PM

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SLP Heather M. Clark shares how her experience as an affiliate of SIG 2 has enriched her professional life and teaching career. When did you join your SIG—and what made…

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Broadway Performances Aimed at Audiences With Autism

Posted: Jul 06 2018 3:30 PM

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The Theatre Development Fund (TDF)—a non-profit devoted to making live performances accessible to everyone—recently announced its upcoming season of shows presented for audience members with autism. TDF sponsors matinee performances…

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Strategies for Expanding Oral Language and Narrative Development

Posted: Jul 05 2018 4:00 PM

Elementary Pupil Reading With SLP In Classroom Looking At Each Other Smiling

Narrative language skills present challenges for many children with social communication issues. A lack of narrative language skills can negatively affect academic success as well as social skill acquisition. In…

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