MSHA - Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Annual Continuing Education Conference

Greetings from your 2015 MSHA Conference Committee;

MSHA has an exciting conference planned for you this year! We are delighted to have Julie Masterson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP presenting a full day Pre-Conference on March 30 titled, “Using Metalinguistic Skills to Enhance Reading, Writing, and Spelling.” The following is a sneak peak at some of the outstanding speakers for conference, March 31 and April 1:

Barbara Ehren Ph.D., CCC-SLP-“Helping Older Students Meet Common Core State Standards: Important Work for SLPs and Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty:  Teaching Complex Syntax”

Lynn Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP-“Sound Management: It's About Time”

Dawn Moore, M.A., CCC-SLP-“Let's Hear It For /R/!”

Scott Rubin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP-“Updates on Aphasia: Issues, Evaluations and Treatment”

Angela Barber, Ph.D., CCC-SLP-“Bridging the gap: Improving early autism identification and effective interventions in all communities”

Nina Reeves, M.S., CCC-SLP-“School Age Stuttering Therapy: Where do we start?”

Maureen Martin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP-“So Just What Is An Orton-Gillingham-Based Approach?”


MSHA is also continuing to offer both the regular Audiology track AND the Audiology Fast Track again this year! You asked and we listened! See below for a list of invited speakers chosen to present on topics of YOUR choice! These speakers are frequent presenters at the national audiology conferences each year and we are excited to bring you the highest quality education and speakers!

Jon Shallop, CCC-A/SLP: “Auditory Neuropathy Synchrony Disorder Update”

Jill Meltzer,  Au.D.: “Current Trends in Tinnitus Management”

Michelle Petrak, Ph.D., CCC-A : “Vestibular Assessment with Video Head Impulse Testing”

Douglas Beck, Au.D., FAAA: “Personalization, Audiology and Amplification: 2015”

Nancy Tye-Murray, Ph.D.: “Game-like auditory training and transfer-specific learning”

Sumitrajit Dhar, Ph.D.:”Otoacoustic Emissions: A Window into Cochlear Maturation and Aging”

Carol Flexor, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT: “Listening Brain as the foundation for language and literacy”


MSHA Conference 2015 will also include THREE ASHA speakers! We are honored to welcome Donna Smiley, Ellen Fagan and Theresa Rodgers. Also, we will have speakers from MDE to offer updates on the new IEPs. You do NOT want to miss this conference!

We would like to sincerely thank everyone that submitted for Call for Papers. These presentations are invaluable to MSHA conference. We have a plethora of topics including swallow management, professional issues, dyslexia, augmentative communication, literacy, audiology, and early intervention just to name a few.


We look forward to seeing you at MSHA 2015!

Amy Rosonet, M.S., CCC-SLP-2015 Conference Chair

Kimberly Ward, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA-2015 Conference Co-Chair


We are so excited that conference is just around the corner! We have been working hard for over a year to offer magnificent speakers and topics. Please see draft schedule being provided to you. We are still making some tweaks but this will give you enough information to start planning your sessions!

Amy and Kim


Monday, March 30 - Pre-Conference

Topic TBD

8:00 - 4:00

Continental Breakfast provided

Lunch on your own

Dinner on your own

View/Download Tuesday Schedule

View/Download Wednesday Schedule

Color Coded March 31st

Color Coded April 1st


Hilton Jackson

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Hilton Jackson

Hilton Jackson

1001 E County Line Road

Jackson, MS 39157

Group Name: MS Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Group Code: SPEECH

Check In: March 29th, 2015

Check Out: April 2nd, 2015

Phone: (601) 957-2800


Registration Pages


Member Registration

Non-Member Registration

Audiology Fast Track

Student Registration

Parent Registration

Non-Resident Member Registration

Exhibitor Registration

Advertising Opportunities

Box Lunch Order Form


Cancelation Policy:

A $40 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds made for cancellations received in writing postmarked by February 24th, 2015.

No refunds will be made for cancellations received postmarked after this date. All refunds will be processed after the convention