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.


Jan 7, 2015: Expanding Expression: A Multisensory Approach for Improved Oral Expression Writing

Learn effective, multisensory strategies to improve comprehension, writing, and speaking across the curriculum. This full day training is for individuals who work with children at the preschool through high school level, including general and special education teachers, learning specialists, speech-language pathologists, parents, curriculum coordinators and administrators (other districts welcome). The Expanding Expression Tool (EET) is an approach used to faciliatate more detailed descriptions and definitions. Students are motivated to clearly define vocabulary, write informational reports, use vibrant details, and write from prior knowledge. As a mnemonic devise, the EET provides visual and tactle informaton for improved language organization. During the training, participants will be taught how to follow a hierarchical approach taking students' expression from words to paragraphs to reports. The research basis, hands-on activites, samples from students and curriculum-based strategies/ideas for students are all part of this presentation.

Presented by Sara L. Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP, a national speaker, speech-language pathologist, and founder of the Expanding Expression Tool™ (EET). She began her career in the Bay City Public Schools (Michigan) where she focused on developing and teaching language strategies to facilitate academic success.

Jan 9, 2015: MSHA Executive Board Meeting

Via Conference Call

Jan 28, 2015: Macomb Intermediate School District and Macomb/St. Clair SLHA Present

The Accurate Identification and Prediction of Future Reading and Language Difficulty: Dynamic Assessment of Decoding, Dynamic Assessment of Language, and Progress Monitoring, presented by Doug Petersen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Wyoming and Trina Spencer, Ph.D.,  BCBA, Northern Arizona University. 
This workshop will review new tools for dynamic assessment and progress monitoring.  Learn about the dynamic assessment process and learn to administer and score the Predictive Early Assessment of Reading and Language (PEARL) and a progress monitoring tool, The Narrative Language Measure (NLM) Cubed.  Participants will learn to administer, score, and accurately interpret results. 

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Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference

Growing Together~Growing Stronger the MSHA Annual Conference, March 26-28, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel and Lansing Center in Lansing. Printable registration now available with online registration available after January 1, 2015.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Round Table Sessions at the MSHA Conference

MSHA will offer special Round Table Sessions at the Annual Conference on Friday, March 27th at the Lansing Center in Lansing. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend.

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Wednesday, December 17, 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