MSHA - Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Annual Continuing Education Conference

MSHA 2016:

Creating Connections and Building Bridges…Together

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We are excited to be back in Jackson for the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention and Exhibition being held March 2-4, 2016 at the Hilton on County Line! Bringing together more than 600 speech-language pathologists, audiologists, educators, exhibitors, and speakers from across the nation, the 2016 MSHA Conference serves as an exchange of ideas, information, and technology related to speech-language pathology, audiology, special education, and related disciplines. This year’s theme is “Creating Connections and Building Bridges…Together”. We are highly dedicated to this theme as we have a terrific line up of world-renowned speakers and informative topics that will help us create connections for our patients and build those bridges for better communication for all!


Speech-Language Pathologists have the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of great speakers including Tatyana Elleseff, presenting on pediatric therapy as well as assessment of nonverbal language disorder. Additional recognized speakers include: Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy, ASHA’s VP: Government Relations, presenting on dyslexia, Dr. Melanie Shuele delivering a presentation on speech sound intervention for preschool and elementary aged children as well as phonological awareness, JoAnn Tuttle presenting on Speedy Speech, and Dr. Scott Rubin delivering a presentation on traumatic brain injury... and MANY more! Come join us to what else we have in store!


And back by high demand, we will again have the Audiology FastTrack for those who want a wealth of knowledge in a short amount of time! A few of our speakers include Dr. Deb Abel who is delivering a presentation on coding and reimbursement, Dr. Erin Schafer presenting on remote microphone technology and uses in multiple populations, Dr. Bob DiSogra speaking on tinnitus treatments, and Dr. Maggie Boorazanes presenting on the newest vestibular assessment vHIT. Many more fabulous topics will be presented as well but you must attend to find out how wonderful they are!


Please consider joining us in March for yet another wonderful networking and learning opportunity! See you all in Jackson!


Kim Ward, 2016 Convention Chair

Amy Rosonet, 2016 Convention Co-Chair



Wednesday, March 2nd - Pre-Conference

RTI with Speedy Speech™ Therapy Program

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JoAnn Tuttle, M.S. CCC-SLP is a highly experienced Speech-Language Pathologist, certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the states of New York and New Jersey. She holds two Master’s Degrees in Communication Disorders and Educational Administration and Supervision. She has been working in the field of Speech-Language Pathology for over 30 years including as an SLP in the public school setting and then later as an Administrator of the Speech-Language-Hearing Department supervising over 40 SLPs and Teachers of the Hearing Impaired. She is co-founder of Global Speech Solutions and the co-author of the Speedy Speech™ Therapy Program. She currently runs a private practice and is an Educational Consultant for students with disabilities. Throughout her career she has taught at the University level, supervised clinics and practicums, worked with hospital outpatients, and provided training and development.

Research shows effective therapy with individual mass drilling will change motor memory faster and more efficiently than group sessions. Today, more than ever, evidence based therapy is an absolute must for school districts. Yet, mass drilling is not always a technique that is incorporated into daily current treatment plans. We can get comfortable with our current therapy style. Sometimes we know we need to change, but it is very easy to keep doing the same therapy techniques over and over again. However, we can also feel frustrated with some of our students’ lack of success and know the time has come for a new intervention strategy. As with all skilled behavior, practice makes perfect and creates permanent change. Increasing the number of practice opportunities is a sure way to improve outcome.

Conference Program

Thursday, March 3rd - Main Conference

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Friday, March 4th - Main Conference

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The Pre-Conference is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Professional level, Professional area)

The Conference is offered for up to 1.55 ASHA CEUs (Various levels; Professional area)


Hilton Jackson


Hilton Jackson

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Hilton Jackson

1001 E County Line Road

Jackson, MS 39157

Group Name: MS Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Group Code: TBD

Check In: March 2nd, 2016

Check Out: March 4th, 2016

Phone: (601) 957-2800

Registration Pages


Exhibitor Registration

MSHA Member Registration

Non-Member Registration

Audiology Fast Track

Student Registration

Parent Registration

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Cancellation Policy:

A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds made for cancellations received in writing postmarked by December 30th, 2015.

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


Conference Registration paying by Purchase Order or Check

The registration process has changed and all registrations occur online.  

If paying by purchase order:

You should go to the website and choose the appropriate registration link and fill out the requested information. Be sure to enter the purchase order number in the appropriate field so your registration can be processed.   At the payment page check the box to pay by check or purchase order.  Print out the PO Request Form and use to request continuing education funds.  Once we receive the purchase order we will send an invoice. Once you complete this process you will receive an email instructing you to send in your payment. Your payment is the PO.  Please turn in the PO request form to the appropriate person in your school or district.  Once we receive the actual PO your registration will be confirmed via email at the email address you provided.

For fastest invoicing you may email the PO to or fax it to (601) 292-7227 (no coverpage required).  In order to confirm your registration your name will either need to be on the PO or a list of included names must accompany the PO.

If paying by check:

You should go to the website and choose the appropriate registration link and fill out the requested information. At the payment page check the box to pay by check or purchase order.  Once we receive your check in the mail we will process your registration and send you an email acknowledgement.  If the check is not drawn on the account of the registrant be sure to write the registrant's name in the memo line.

All checks should be mailed to:

MSHA Conference Registration
PO Box 22664
Jackson MS 39225

I look forward to seeing you at conference.

Best Regards

Keith Magnon