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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

Professional Resources

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

2019 Conference T-Shirts now available

Posted: Feb 07 2019 2:39 PM

Available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.  Ready for pick-up at the 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. 

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,

ASHA News

How I Integrated Animal-Assisted Therapy into Practice

Posted: Sep 16 2019 8:00 PM

A little boy reading in the library with a therapy dog, a goldendoodle. He is sitting cross-legged on the floor, looking at the dog who appear to be reading the book that he is holding. The trainer, a woman is smiling, talking to the child.

A little boy reading in the library with a therapy dog, a goldendoodle. He is sitting cross-legged on the floor, looking at the dog who appear to be reading the book that he is holding. The trainer, a woman is smiling, talking to the child.As a speech-language pathologist with more than 17 years of experience, I thought I had seen it all. I was starting to wonder, what’s next for me? A specialty? A career change? A facility change?

Around this time, we added a new addition to our family, a bulldog puppy named Teddy. We took him to visit my brother and his family. At that visit, I unknowingly discovered my next path in life. The connection between Teddy and my nephew—recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder—was remarkable.

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New Hearing Aid Apps Stream Sound, Translate Calls, Sync With Your House

Posted: Sep 13 2019 9:10 PM

Manufacturers are stepping up efforts to integrate hearing assistive technology with smart phones and Bluetooth technology, according to a recent article from NextAvenue—a PBS media outlet for older adults. The…

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ASHA Voices Podcast Premiere: Communication Disorders and the Justice System

Posted: Sep 12 2019 2:45 PM

Police lights by night

Police lights by nightOn the first episode of ASHA Voices, we take a look at the intersection of cognitive-communication disorders (CCDs) and the justice system.

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Contact Your Elected Reps to Improve Medicare Access to Audiologists

Posted: Sep 11 2019 8:00 PM

US Capitol building

US Capitol buildingAs a result of joint advocacy by ASHA, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), a new Senate bill aims to improve access…

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Creating Healthy Clinical Boundaries With Patients and Clients

Posted: Sep 09 2019 7:30 PM

In our work helping our clients and patients, creating boundaries can be hard. We audiologists and speech-language pathologists do this work because we care, and we care deeply. We want…

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