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]


JUNE = Aphasia Awareness Month 🧠

•Halen Hillard, Southeast Missouri State University NSSLHA President and Brenna Collins SEMO NSSLHA board member provided us with some resources detailing symptoms of aphasia and communication tips!

❕Do you treat patients with aphasia?! Drop your experiences below❕

•Check out these sources: ⬇️

•National Aphasia Association Link:

•Salus University- Speech-Language Pathology Institute Link:

Very Well Health Link:
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How is it June 1st already?! 👀

• We are curious to know. How many of you school based SLPs/Audiologists following us are officially on summer break?! Drop an emoji below and tell us what you’re most excited for this summer 👏🏼

• To kick this month off, we have Brenna Collins, Southeast Missouri NSSLHA Chapter Member who has some brief talking points about concerns with vocal hygiene, voice disorders and AAC for both adults and pediatrics. Make sure to check out her references below for more information! ⬇️

Vocal Hygiene and Voice Disorders:
▪️ I have attached a great photo below that summarizes do’s and dont’s for vocal hygiene. ▫️Listed are some great resources and handouts for the importance of vocal hygiene and characteristics of voice disorders.
🔹Prismatic Speech (Link: . prismaticspeech.com/hygiene-handout/ )
Spell Well Speech Therapy

🔹National Jewish Health (Link: www.nationaljewish.org/conditions/health-information/health-infographics/understanding-vocal-cord... )

🔹Cambridge University Press (Link: www.cambridge.org/core/books/cambridge-handbook-of-communication-disorders/functional-and-organic... )

AAC Devices in Pediatrics and Adults:
▪️ Here are some do’s and don’t’s when working with AAC devices. Additionally, a chart of the different types of AAC devices follows. AAC devices are communication tools used by pediatric or adult populations struggling in production or comprehension of spoken and written language.

🔹 Callscotland.org (Link: www.callscotland.org.uk/blog/AAC-Dos-and-Donts/ )

🔹 Little Puddins The Autism Educator (Link: littlepuddins.ie/what-is-aac/ )
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Hope everyone has had a blessed Memorial Day
Drawing by: @ashton.creates
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If you’re interested in joining the wonderful Michelle Vomund, VP of Clinical Services tomorrow afternoon, she would like to invite you to a scheduled Zoom meeting ⬇️

Topic: MSHA Clinical Services Committee May Meeting
Time: May 27, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 956 4107 7155
Passcode: MSHA
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