from the President
Thank you for visiting the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association website. In 2014 we will be celebrating out 55th year as an association. To learn more about our history, please use the drop down tab ‘About MSHA’ on the Home page.
MSHA serves as the state association representing speech-language pathologists, audiologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists and related personnel associated with organized speech, language, and hearing education and health-care settings. More specifically, MSHA strives to provide leadership, to perform membership services, to advocate rights of people with communication disorders, and to serve as the catalyst for practice innovation toward enabling members to better serve public interest and the profession.
In addition we are an association that offers continuing education throughout the year. We are a strong networking group that touches the related areas of our profession and those we serve. Our conferences and workshops are designed to support all Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists whether a member or not. The invitation to attend these is also open to those in other states. Our conference schedules are always found on the website under the drop down menu of ‘Continuing Education.’
My 30 plus years of experiences has been in public school settings as well as medical facilities. I am always excited to learn more when I meet my fellow professionals in these settings and learn about their daily practices and even challenges in the field. MSHA strives to offer support in these as well.
We are proud of our expanded website area for public and consumer section. It has taken several years to compile and we hope you find it helpful. Also a short video clip has been placed under convention to let you feel the excitement of one of our favorite social events at convention, ‘The Quest for the Cup.’ We hope that will entice you to come and enjoy the enthusiasm that convention offers, to re-fresh and re-charge.
The MSHA publication, THE LINK, contains quarterly reports from the Executive Board members, updates for events and activities of the association, and information from the universities offering communication disorder programs in the state.
Our convention theme this year is: Mission Possible: Together towards Tomorrow. Please joins us April 4-6, 2014 at the Lake (Osage Beach, MO., Tan-Tar-A Resort).
Jane Web, MS, CCC-SLP
President, Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association