Message from the President

Welcome Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association Members:

We, as the MSHA Executive Board, are excited for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. The introduction of a New State Plan, MSHA hosted events, and a continued focus on legislative changes will certainly make this a transformative yet rewarding year.

The New State Plan has revised the Initial Eligibility Criteria for all four Speech-Language areas. MSHA continues to be involved with regional training workshops to educate members on implementing the most up to date practices.

MSHA Fall Workshops will allow members to learn more about Speech and Language eligibility criteria, behavioral interventions, and dysphagia. This is an excellent opportunity to expand upon your understanding while also earning continuing education credits.

MSHA convention offers members access to the most relevant speakers and practical tools to take back to your work setting. After listening to feedback from this past year, we have revamped this year’s convention to offer more in depth discussions and host a wider range of speakers.This year’s MSHA Convention theme is Exceeding the Vision in 2020 with Communication, Collaboration, and Commitment. The Executive Board will embody this theme by keeping members informed on legislative changes and governmental policies which impact members and the people they serve. Consider joining us for legislative day to  learn about current legislative issues and  connect with lawmakers.

This year will be an exciting and rewarding year for all MSHA members. Members can stay informed through MSHA news, MSHA Link, our website, e-blasts, and our facebook page. We want to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please consider volunteering on the MSHA team. We look forward to an excellent year.

Pat Jones, MS, CCC-SLP
MSHA President 2019-2020