2021 Fall Workshop

October 16 ~ Virtual

Session 1 - OMG! What’s OMD? An Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
Session 2 - Expansion Points Intervention
Session 3 - Aural Rehab for Cochlear Implants
Session 4 - How to Cross-Walk the MBS/FEES Report Into a Treatment Plan in the
                  Schools or Outpatient Facility

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April 7-10, 2022 ~ Osage Beach, Missouri

SAVE THE DATE: 2022 MSHA Convention

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Call for Posters Now Being Accepted

Professional Presentations: Deadline October 4Student Posters: Deadline December 1


ASHA letter to the Governor regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution

ASHA President Theresa H. Rodgers has written a letter to Missouri Governor advocating for audiologists and SLPs to receive priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine. [Read Letter]
OSEP released document concerning implementation of the IDEA Part B provision of services during COVID-19

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released a Q&A document in response to inquiries concerning implementation of the In [Learn More]
Executive Order 20-04 Has Been Extended

Executive Order 20-04 was issued on March 18, 2020, ordering temporary waive or suspend the operation of statutes and regulations to provide services via telehealth. Executive Order 20-04 has been ext [Learn More]
Missouri Guidelines for School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists

The MSHA Handbook has been revised and is available for your viewing. [Read More]
2020 MSHA Fall Workshops Canceled

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US Department of Education on COVID-19

The US Department of Education has just released some information that provides guidance that pertains to students being served under IDEA during the COVID-19 outbreak. [Please review this information and frequently check the MSHA and ASHA websites for information.]
Medicare Reverses Incorrect Edit

MSHA knows that there have been concerns raised around CMS’ 2020 edit that did not allow same-day billing of 92611 (modified barium swallow study) and 74230 (radiologist charge). [Read More]
Special Education Standards and Indicators

DESE Special Education Standards and Indicators now available. [Learn More]


Thank you to Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association for donating $655 that was raised during their annual convention through their cares initiative. Christi Baker stopped by Wonderland Camp and presented the check to Jill Wilke, Executive Director. Thank you for supporting our mission! ... See MoreSee Less

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October is National Audiology Awareness Month!

Rockhurst’s RUSSLHA Chapter and their social media chair, Jaylee, are here to share information about national audiology awareness month!

Check out this message from the American Academy of Audiology!

During National Protect Your Hearing Month this October, encourage your family, friends, and colleagues to practice healthy hearing habits such as wearing hearing protection so they can enjoy the sounds they love for a lifetime. Recognize the importance of hearing health with the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and the Noisy Planet educational program: bit.ly/3lVCKmD

Information & photo from: the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
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October is AAC awareness month!

Rockhurst’s RUSSLHA Chapter and their social media chair, Jaylee, have shared information about AAC!

October is AAC Awareness Month! AAC stands for Augmentative & Alternative Communication. AAC helps individuals communicate more effectively by helping them to express their wants, needs, and thoughts. AAC can assist families in communicating with their loved ones. As we know, everyone deserves a voice, and AAC can help provide this. The purpose of this awareness month is to educate the public about AAC and its importance.

The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication’s theme for AAC Awareness Month 2021 is Get Out, Speak Up, and Break Through the Screen in a Recovering World. The Society for AAC states that “The current pandemic fueled by COVID-19 has created a greater reliance on technology for everyone, and it brought on new ways to work. Communicating with the assistance of technology for many social interactions has changed the way people value alternative forms of communication. Using a combination of video, text chat, and audio voice calls simultaneously in one conversation has become commonplace in today’s society. Quickly making accommodations for people’s available mode of communication often occurs without much interruption of the conversation. Many people now use apps and non-spontaneous communication to interact with businesses for basic daily tasks such as ordering food and shopping for goods”.

Picture & information from: www.isaac-online.org
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