The mission of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) is to provide professional support and development, public awareness and advocacy for professionals in communication sciences and disorders and the individuals they serve.


Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014: The 2014 Van Riper Lectures Bilingualism & Language Acquistion

Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition presented by Elizabeth Pena, Ph.D., University of Austin and Barbara Conboy, Ph.D., University of Redlands.  These distinguished speakers will outline best practices for children who are bilingual and second language learners.  A focus of the lectures will be the foundational skills, such as speech perception and cognitive control of these populations, and how these skills are linked to typical language and literacy development.  Finally, best methods for assessment will be discussed, especially in differentiating language variations from language impairments, and implications for intervention will be presented.  The titles of the presentations are as follows:
-Foundations of Dual Language Development and Implications for Clinical Practice
-Semantic Development and Organization in Bilinguals: Preschool through Early School-Age
-Language Assessment of Bilingual Children

Oct 9, 2014: Wayne State University Annual Alumni Event

Wayne State University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Alumni Event is for Alumni, students, and faculty in Speech Pathology and Audiology.  An open house and dinner will be provided by students and faculty from 4:00-6:00 pm followed by a lecture (6:00-7:00 pm) The Clinical Significance of Genetic Contributions to Communication Disorders given by Shelly Jo Kraft, Ph.D.  .1 ASHA CEUs will be offered.

Oct 10, 2014: MSHA Executive Board and Advisory Assembly Meeting

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Therapy Functional Reporting Editing

Per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), standard system editing for Therapy Functional Reporting (THFR) claims has been revised. Providers should re-submit all THFR claims that may have been denied/rejected due to a missing discharge code. This is applicable to both original claim submissions as well as claim adjustments. CMS will continue to monitor the THFR reporting and will issue further instructions regarding THFR as necessary.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MSHA Health Care Committee Workshop

October 16, 2014, 4:00-7:30 p.m. at Beaumont Health System-Royal Oak Campus. Visual Processing: The Missing Link in Adults and Children presented by Danna Haba, D.O., FCOVD, Excel Institute of Shelby. ASHA CEUs will be offered. Registration is now available.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Do You Know an Outstanding Clinician?

The SLP Health Care Services Committee is unveiling our new Outstanding Clinician Award. Our goal is to honor remarkable clinicians who support the overall mission of MSHA in their clinical practice and who go beyond normal work responsibilities. We would like to recognize our Michigan colleagues working in health care and motivate others to provide excellent clinical service.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Speech-Language Pathology License Renewal is in September

You will receive renewal information 45-60 days prior (in August) to the expiration date on your license and it will state the renewal fee required. You cannot renew your license early. The system is not set up to receive renewal information until the renewal time. After your first renewal, your license will be valid for 2 years.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Questions about Licensure?

Please click on the "More" to connect to the Licensure Page for information regarding licensure.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Licensure Applications

After December 7, 2013 all Speech-Language Pathologists, regardless of their work setting must be licensed. License applications can be found on the LARA website.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Career Page has moved

Looking for a job? The Career Page is now under the Resources Link.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011