Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Better Hearing and Speech Month Proclamation





Thanks to the efforts of MSHA President Amy LeBert and President-Elect Kimberly Ward, May is now officially Better Hearing and Speech Month for the City of Hattiesburg! We were so thrilled to have Mayor Toby Barker today to read the proclamation among a crowd of faculty, students, and alumni at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and it’s Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinics are so proud to be leading the way in this unprecedented moment for our city and its citizens! #BHSM

Monday, May 7, 2018

National Stuttering Awareness Week 2018


Stuttering Awareness Week begins May 7, 2018, and offers an opportunity to focus public attention on a complex disorder that touches 70 million people around the world and more than three million in the U.S. alone.

“Actions speak so much louder than words,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “This year, the focus of our effort to celebrate Stuttering Awareness Week is to spotlight helpful activities everyone can do for the people who stutter in their lives. One in five children stutters for at least a short period of time, and one in 100 adults struggles with fluency on a regular basis. Most people know someone – a family member, a friend, a coworker or a classmate – who stutters.”

Watch a New Video: Know a person who stutters, a concerned mom or dad, or a school speech therapist? Ask them if they’ve seen our most recent video titled Kids Who Stutter: Parents Speak available featuring proven tips from parents and hands-on speech-language pathologists.  https://www.stutteringhelp.org/content/kids-who-stutter-parents-speak

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018



Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018
Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.
For 2018, the theme is "Communication for All." ASHA has many resources to help you celebrate all month long. Please go to the ASHA website to check on the latest materials and information on BHSM activities. https://www.asha.org/bhsm/

Apraxia Awareness Month


Awareness Day? How About Awareness Month!

Every year on May 14th we celebrate Apraxia Awareness Day and commit to spreading awareness in our local and online communities. This year we are increasing our efforts and extending Apraxia Awareness Day to Apraxia Awareness Month

Celebrate with us for the ENTIRE month of May!

Looking for a way to get involved? Look on our website for ideas to spread awareness, including reaching out to local media, writing blogs, and showing off apraxia awareness gear from our store! https://www.apraxia-kids.org/apraxia-awareness-month/

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Get ready for the updated PPVT & EVT!




If you haven’t heard, Pearson will be releasing the new versions of some of their testing instruments. There will be the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-5 and the Expressive Vocabulary Test-3. These testing instruments will be available in late 2018. Go to their website to find out more information. https://www.pearsonclinical.com


Get ready for the updated PPVT & EVT!
Coming Late 2018!

For over 50 years, the PPVT™ has been trusted to quickly and easily measure key language abilities. When combined with the expressive vocabulary measurement of the EVT™, the scores provided allow you to make direct comparisons and interpret vocabulary performance as it relates to oral language and the vocabulary basis for reading and writing.
What's new with PPVT-5/EVT-3?
·        Inclusion of new items
·        Validity study with KTEA™-3 Brief
·        New and updated item analyses
·        Digital artwork updated for today's culture and experiences
·        Simpler basal, reversal, and discontinue rules
·        Available in both paper and digital formats




Thursday, February 15, 2018

SCHEDULE RELEASED!

4/19
Mississippi
St. Louis

Memphis

Greenville

Concordia

Vicksburg

New Orleans

Baton Rouge

St. Francesville

Tupelo

8:00-9:00
Exhibits 
Hands on CVC Words
(Wiltcher)
8:00-9:00
Vestibular Testing and Rehabilitation- What’s Not to Love?
(*Beckerman)
8:00-10:00

216 Track: Tips and Tricks for Speech Therapists Working in the Schools
(Ladner & Livingston)
8:00-9:30

Praxis Preparation and Interview/Resume Building: The Price is Right! 2018 Version!
(Higdon)
8:00-10:00




Addressing Social-Communication and Play Goals for Preschoolers with Autism in School Settings
(*Watson)
8:00-12:00
The Speech Language Pathologist’s Guide to the Acute Care Setting
Stringer and McCarty
8:30-9:30
9:00-10:00
Exhibits

Supporting Listening & Spoken Language Outcomes for Children with Hearing Loss in the Public Schools
(*Houston)
9:00-10:00

The Smilemaker
(Fox)
9:00-11:00



LENA Technology: Automated Language and Speech Data and Use in Early Intervention
(Paterson)
9:30-11:00

Artfully Speaking: Using the Visual Arts in Treatment of Cognitive Linguistic Disorders
(Moore)
9:30-11:00

10:00-11:00
Feeding Therapy: A Behavioral Management Approach
(Tyrone)
10:00-11:00
Hearing Aid Verification Using Real Ear Measures: Why and How
(*Bryan)
10:00-12:00
Writing Measurable Articulation Goals (Laney)
10:00-11:30

Universal Licensure for Mississippi: 2 Professions, Many Settings, 1 License
(Powell, Higdon, Marx, & Alston)
10:30-12:00
11:00-12:00
Write On! The Case for Cursive
(Perry)
11:00-12:00








12:00-1:30
HONORS LUNCHEON: All welcome to attend in the Nashville room.

1:30-2:30
Exhibits
 
 Posters   (A)                                                               1:30-3:30                                                         in Mississippi Hall
2:30-3:30
Differential Diagnosis and Assessment of the Complex Case to Include CP, Neurogenic Disorders, DD/DLD, ASD and Intellectual Ability
(Middleton &Hunter)
2:30-3:30


Feeding the Baby with a  Cleft Palate
(Allen & Upchurch)
2:30-4:00



Overcoming Adversity-With a “Little” Adjustment
(Little)
2:30-3:30
Clinical Application of Acceptable Noise Level
(*Bryan)
2:30-4:30



Being an Effective Mentor- Guidance for 215s and 216s
(Ladner)
2:30-3:30
Integrating Communication Device Use into Classroom Activities
(Heine & Curtis)
2:30-3:30
Dynamic Assessment: Examining Learning Potential and Reducing Bias in Assessment
(Ireland)
2:30-4:00

Do You Smell Smoke? Don’t Let Burnout Take Hold of Your Career!
(Alston)
3:00-4:00

3:30-4:30

Administering and Interpreting the Ling 6 Sound Test with Cochlear Implant Users
(Paterson)
3:30-5:00

What’s Unique About the Dubard Association Method, and How Does it Help My Struggling Reader?
(Webster)
3:30-5:00

Getting to Know MS Medicaid’s Speech and Hearing Services
(Brown & Ulmer)
4:00-5:00
Practical Aural Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss
(*Houston)
4:00-5:00


Success for Students with Hearing Loss: The Clinical Audiologist’s Responsibility  (Turner)
4:00-5:00


Managing Concussions: The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist
(Middleton)
4:00-5:00


MDE Updates
(Laney)
4:00-5:00
4:30-5:00

3:00-5:00
EBS Student Praxis Bowl: Come see students from all universities in the state compete against each other while studying for the Praxis!
Location: GRAND HOTEL BALLROOM
5:00-8:30
MSHA BLOCK PARTY!!! ALL MSHA Members are welcome to attend! Come join us as we network at the Rolling Rivers Bistro!!! (Bring your drink ticket for a FREE drink and listen to live music)!

Session Color Key
Medical Based SLP
216 & SLP
Student
Dual (SLP & AuD)
Professional Issues (SLP & AuD)
Medical & School Based SLP
School-Based SLP
Audiology

4/20
Mississippi  
St. Louis
Memphis
Greenville
Concordia
Vicksburg
New Orleans
Baton Rouge
St. Francesville
Tupelo
8:00-9:00
Business Meeting: All MSHA Members are welcome to attend in the Nashville room
9:00-10:00
Exhibits

Oral Care in Dysphagic Patients
(Lowrie)
9:00-10:00


Research Interests and Clinical Applications of the P1/N1 Complex of the Late
Cortical Auditory Evoked Potential
(Goshorn & Marx)
9:00-10:00



Cochlear Implantation in Children & Adults: Intervention & Rehabilitation Strategies
(*Houston)
9:00-10:00

Creating Intelligible Speech: Practical Strategies From a Practicing Clinician
(*Thompson)
9:00-12:00
Back to the Seventies: Traditional Treatment for Speech Sounds Disorders Revisited
(*Sancibrian)
9:00-12:00
Dyslexia 101: What is it, and How Do I Help?
(Schraeder)
9:30-11:00
10:00-11:00

All Tied Up! A Look at the Effects of Tongue and Lip Tie on Feeding
(Nassar)
10:00-11:00


Hidden Hearing Loss
10:00-12:00 (*Hurley)


IPP IRL? How To Develop an Interprofessional Journal Club to Boost Collaboration & Patient Care
(Mendes)
10:30-12:00
Writing Legally Defensible Speech/Language Evaluation Reports
(Jones)
10:30-12:00
From Research to Practice: Connecting to the Curriculum (Powell & Meaux)
10:00-11:30

11:00-12:00



12:00-1:00
Lunch on your own
1:00-2:00
Exhibits

Posters (B)                                                                  1:00-3:00                                                            in Mississippi Hall
2:00-3:00


Hearing-Impaired, Language, and Literacy Lab at the University of Mississippi: Update and Expansion of the Transition Program
(Lowe, Loveall, Hawthorne, Livingston, Keene)
2:00-3:30
Assessment and Intervention: The Hispanic Child
(Kayser)
2:00-3:30
Comprehensive Airway Management, CSA Endoscopy, and the Medical Speech-Language Pathologist
(Arnold & Landry)
2:00-5:00

Audiology Grand Rounds (*Hurley)
2:00-4:00
Cognitive and Cognitive-Linguistic Communication Disorders
(*Rubin)
2:00-5:00
AAC Success at 26!
(Heine & Wentland)
2:00-3:00

Treating
 Speech Disorders with the Fab Four (*Sancibrian)
2:00-5:00
Clinical Electrophysiological Assessment and Intraoperative Monitoring of the Facial Nerve
(Mustain)
2:30-4:00
3:00-4:00
Four Learning Pathways Model: Understanding Diverse Trajectories in Children with Hearing Loss (Birth-6)
(Paterson)
3:00-5:00



Dysphagia Through the Lifespan
(Brunson & Nassar)
3:30-5:00

4:00-5:00


Session Color Key
Medical Based SLP
216 & SLP
Dual (SLP & AuD)
Professional Issues (SLP & AuD)
Medical & School Based SLP
School-Based SLP
Audiology


Better Hearing and Speech Month Proclamation

Thanks to the efforts of MSHA President Amy LeBert and President-Elect Kimberly Ward, May is now officially Better Hearing and Speec...