Convention Information

2022 Convention

April 7-10, 2022
Osage Beach, Missouri

Tan-Tar-A Conference Center
494 Tan Tara Drive
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065

Submit your CEUs by April 26, 2022.

COVID-19 Protocols

All participants at the 2022 MSHA Convention will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of arrival at the Convention. You may not provide a negative COVID test in lieu of proof of vaccination. Being “fully vaccinated” means that it has been at least 2 weeks after the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or 2 weeks after first dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccines.

Masks will be required to be worn during all times while Convention sessions and events are taking place.


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Our Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association President, Jennifer Stevenson, and Convention Planning Chair, Rebecca Koerner, are excited to welcome all to the 63rd annual MSHA Convention:
MSHA Reimagined. The Convention Planning Team (CPT) has worked hard to regroup and plan an engaging convention, which will allow us to reconnect in person after prolonged social distancing.

Just to give you a preview of continuing education opportunities this year, the 2022 Convention has a strong lineup of “invited speakers” showcasing our commitment to the latest evidence-based practice and research. MSHA will continue to offer some recorded sessions, which can be viewed online through the website at your convenience for added continuing education credits.

Highlights to Come:

  • Opportunities for early continuing education on Thursday evening with a session from ASHA, Ask MSHA and Round Robin.
  • Short Course on Friday featuring Laura Justice.
  • The Exhibit Hall will open at 10:00 an Friday morning. Stop in anytime Friday and Saturday.
  • Bidding at the Silent Auction opens at 10:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm Friday.
  • Come join us for Happy Hour on Friday evening from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Don’t miss out on this year’s keynote speakers, Colleen and Laura Murphy at the President’s Luncheon on Saturday at 12:30 pm.
  • Root for your university at the Quest for the Cup on Saturday at 6:30 pm.
  • Student presentations, technical and poster sessions will happen Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t Forget:

  • Pre-register for a great deal on Convention fees.
  • Sign-up for a Short Course for those who want an intense discussion. These are at an additional cost.
  • Pre-pay for Friday box lunch and the President’s Luncheon, found on the registration form.
  • Recorded sessions are available for additional CEUs for you to view online after convention at your

Before You Come:

  • Download your handouts in advance through the MSHA website. MSHA encourages all presenters to post in advance for your convenience.
  • Bring your Silent Auction donation to support our student scholarships fund.
  • Bring your SWAPS materials for our students to assist them as they get a start in their careers.

Register! Volunteer! Download Handouts! Install Pathfinder!
Come Ready to Earn and Learn!

Stop by registration to say hi, get all your Convention essentials and Volunteer information and visit the MSHA Cares table to make your contribution to Mid-Atlantic ALS Association. Be sure to thank your Convention Planning Team members for a showcase worth seeing. We thank you, the attendees, for making the 63rd MSHA Annual Meeting & Convention a success! We can’t wait to see you!

Rebecca Koerner, MA, CCC-SLP, Convention Chair
Kelly Moore, MHS, CCC-SLP/L, Convention Co-Chair

Letter From the President

It will be an honor to welcome you all to the 63rd MSHA Meeting and Annual Convention on April 7-10, 2022 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort! This year’s Convention will be the first in-person event since the pandemic began in March 2020. And as the battles surrounding COVID-19 continue, MSHA’s 2022 Convention theme, MSHA Reimagined, is a challenge to visualize, to get up and to try again.

As we begin to emerge from two years of shutdowns, quarantines, in-person restrictions and mandates, please join us as we strive to safely gather at the President’s Luncheon on Saturday, April 9. The Convention Planning Team and the Executive Board are working collaboratively to present MSHA awards that honor our Association’s outstanding graduate students, outstanding clinician, outstanding special education administrator and our 2022 Ambassador. We will also present MSHA’s highest honor, the Honors of the Association.

As we celebrate the achievements of those in our profession, we will have the opportunity to champion the resilience of a traumatic brain injury survivor. Colleen Murphy, author of the highly acclaimed book Murphys Don’t Quit: 5 Keys to Unlocking Hope When Life Seems Hopeless, and her daughter, Lauren, will be our keynote speakers. Join us as we listen to the mother-daughter duo share about Lauren’s fight for survival and her long road to recovery following a tragic accident in 2013. Marvel with us as we hear about how through Lauren’s struggle, they discovered a life filled with purpose.

Thank you for all you are doing as speech and hearing professionals during these tough times. Please understand that it is likely that there will be some COVID-19 considerations that will need to be in place to ensure the safety of all in attendance. As an Association, we will navigate through the rough and uncertain waters of this unpredictable pandemic and emerge together reinvented, renewed and…reimagined.

See you in April!
Jennifer Stevenson, MHS, CCC-SLP, EdS
2021-2022 MSHA President

Keynote Speakers

Lauren Murphy and Colleen Murphy
After being struck by a car, Lauren Murphy, suffered severe brain damage. She remained in the hospital unidentified for several hours, the doctors referred to her injuries as catastrophic, she was not expected to survive. Doctors suspected that if she did survive, she would most likely never be able to feed herself, walk, talk or understand spoken words. Through hard work, determination and over 2,000 hours of speech therapy, Lauren battled severe aphasia and regained the ability to verbally communicate. Today, with the help of her mother, Colleen, she travels throughout the country sharing her story of grit, perseverance and never giving up!

Keynote presentation will take place during the President’s Celebration during lunch on Saturday.

Short Course Speaker

Laura Justice, PhD is EHE Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology and Executive Director of the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and the Schoenbaum Family Center. Justice is an expert in early cognitive development and disabilities whose research agenda focuses on enhancing the well-being and life potential of young children. Justice’s global research portfolio includes active collaborations in Denmark, Hong Kong, China, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand. Justice has received such recognition for her research as the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (from Pres Bush), two Fulbright Awards and numerous scientific merit awards for research publications.

Full-day presentation Building Literacy Skills Through Intentional Teaching and Therapy on Friday.

Invited Speakers

  • Laura Scott, MS, presenting What Schools Need From Audiologists on Saturday
  • Ed Bice, MEd, CCC-SLP, presenting Ethics, Competence, and Critical Thinking: A Big Pill to Swallow and Documentation to Drive Patient Care both on Saturday
  • Doanne Ward Williams, MEd, CCC-SLP, presenting Strengthening Your Advocacy Strategies in Missouri on Thursday and Supporting Families and Teachers Through Culturally Diverse Service Delivery on Friday
  • Shari DeVeny, PhD, CCC-SLP presenting Addressing Speech Sound Production Issues With Toddlers: A Clinical Conundrum and Pediatric Speech Sound Disorder Intervention Approaches and Target Selection on Saturday
  • Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP, ANCDS presenting A Person-Centered Approach to Aphasia Management on Friday
  • Nina Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, BCS-F presenting Stuttering is Verbal Diversity: What SLPs Need to Know on Saturday
  • Elizabeth Spencer Norton, PhD, presenting Screening For and Understanding Reading Disabilities on Saturday

MSHA Cares

2022 MSHA Cares: Mid-America ALS Association
Our mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
Make a donation to this organization when registering for Convention.

Student Events

Sessions of Particular Interest to Student
Members The 63rd Annual MSHA Convention will offer presentations specifically geared for the student audience. Presentations cover important and relevant topics for current students and
provide an opportunity for networking.

Student Lounge
Come to the Exhibit Hall and visit the new Student Lounge! Relax, converse and share with fellow students.

MSHA Student Research Awards
Talented students will present their research in both technical and poster presentation formats. Student Research Awards will once again be offered in each of the following categories:
• Outstanding Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation
• Outstanding Undergraduate Student Stand and Deliver Presentation
• Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation
• Outstanding Graduate Student Stand and Deliver Presentation

Annual Quest for the Cup Competition
What would the MSHA Convention be without the Annual Quest for the Cup Competition? Start planning your university’s team now. Enter and compete to win. The Quest for the Cup will kick-off with the Quest Tailgate Party. Quest team members and fans are encouraged to attend the Tailgate Party to socialize and generate spirit prior to the event – wear your university apparel!

Hotel Information

2022 Convention Location:
Tan-Tar-A Conference Center
494 Tan Tara Drive
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065

Tan-Tar-A Conference Center is excited to be part of MSHA’s 2022 Convention and has been working hard with our Convention Planning Team to make this Convention something special. As you enjoy the MSHA Convention educational opportunities, make time to take advantage of the may recreational or relaxing amenities Tan-Tar-A has to offer.

Come and see what Tan-Tar-A has to offer or check out their website ahead of time to schedule your free time. Perhaps a massage, spa treatment, shopping or just relaxing by the indoor pool. Make your reservations now!

Room Rates:
Single – $129
One Bedroom Suite – $178
Two Bedroom Suite – $258

These rates have been extended to March 10, 2022, or until the room block sells out, whichever occurs first.

Need Reservations?
Call 800-826-8272, and make sure to mention our group code SPCH.

Speakers & Exhibitors

MSHA is now accepting exhibitor registrations for the 2022 Convention.

View the Exhibitor Prospectus

Continuing Education

The ethics session (S31) is offered separately for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level).
The supervision session (S19) is offered separately for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level).

MSHA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.05 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

Presenter Disclosures