Benefits of joining MSHA

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Printable 2019 Membership Form
 
Types of Membership
NOTE: You must apply at the highest level that you are eligible.
 
Professional (Active) Membership
Those holding a graduate degree with major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, or the speech and hearing sciences, or a graduate degree and present evidence of active research, interest, and performance in the field of human communication. Only professional members have the right to hold office and vote.
 
Affiliate Membership 
Those persons in allied fields (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc.) who are interested in affiliation with the Association. Also, includes advocates, parents,caregivers and adult consumers. Professional members who currently unemployed are eligible for affiliate membership.

Life Membership 
Is granted to those members who have retired from the profession after a minimum of 10 years of professional service and who have held Active membership for a minimum of 10 years. Candidates may be proposed by any member of MSHA or self-proposed. Waiver of dues will be made for this membership category and voting privileges are maintained.
 
Student Non CCC Membership 
Full-time undergraduate or graduate student in speech-language pathology, audiology or education of hearing impaired. 

Student CCC Membership
Full-time Doctoral level students. Persons in this category shall not work full or part-time as an SLP or Aud, but will be eligible for reduced MSHA membership rates and CEUs at reduced conference rates.
 
Member Benefits
MSHA was formed in 1939 with 52 members. Today, this membership has grown to well over 1,400 members who work as speech-language pathologists, audiologists and teachers of the hearing impaired in a variety of work settings in every part of Michigan.
 
MSHA sponsors Continuing Education (CE) opportunities to members at our MSHA annual conference and through other scheduled professional programs such as the Health Care Committee's Biennial Fall Workshop.
 
The annual conference, for which reduced rates are offered to members, features courses, workshops and poster sessions by local and nationally recognized experts in speech-language pathology and audiology. It is an excellent forum for information exchange and professional networking.
 
Members have access to the website and receive the online newsletter et cetera quarterly.
 
Other membership benefits include an employment information service, employs a lobbyist, provides updates on legislative issues, and networking opportunities that link members to related professional organizations in Michigan and the United States.