Help MSHA to better represent you by volunteering for a committee of your choice. Not all committees meet on a regular basis and meetings are held at locations throughout the state, by conference call or even by Skype. Our standing committees conduct almost all of the business of MSHA.
- Audiology: Responds to concerns of audiologists in Michigan on issues such as: educational audiology; licensure; legislation; and third-party reimbursements.
- SLP Healthcare: Monitors issues affecting provision of services in medical speech-language pathology and audiology. Coordinates the Medical Speech-Language Pathology Forum held at the MSHA Annual Conference. Reviews nominations and selects recipients for the MSHA Clinical ServiceAward. Maintains contacts with reimbursement agencies including Medicaid, Medicare, and Blue Cross.
- Continuing Professional Development: Provides opportunities for updating professional skills and obtaining CEUs through MSHA sponsored programs. Works closely with the Professional Development and Education Committee.
- Ethics: Serves as a resource to MSHA membership on questions or concerns of professional ethics.
- Finance: Develops annual budget and serves as MSHA Treasurer.
- Advocacy: Follows legislative activity affecting members. Monitors bills and/or proposed rules that impact upon our profession. Active in planning and participation of MSHA legislative activities.
- Membership: Promotes membership in MSHA; encourages increased communication between MSHA and regional associations and special interest groups.
- Professional Development and Education: Plans and coordinates annual conference; assures quality conference sessions; assumes specific responsibilities and contributes to overall program planning.
- SLP Public Schools: Monitors issues affecting provision of services in schools and encourages excellence in programming. Activities include: Program of the Year recognition; ongoing liaison with Michigan’s Office of Special Education Services, and SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee)
- Public Relations: Promotes May as Better Hearing and Speech month and creates increased awareness of professional services via media. Works closely with the Communication and Networking Committee.
- Student Affairs: Helps plan conference sessions of special interest to student members; responds to issues and concerns relevant to students.