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Michigan Associations for Speech & Speech Education

Instructor: Leah Salyer
Speech associations can be valuable resources for education professionals interested in continuing education resources as well as parents hoping to locate services for their children. Read on to learn more about the speech and speech education associations available in Michigan.

Michigan Speech Education Associations

When working with individuals who struggle with speech- or communication-related issues, it's helpful to stay up-to-date on the latest research and have access to as many reputable resources as possible. In Michigan, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, special education teachers and parents can contact the following associations to get the information and services they'll need to provide the most effective care to their students and children.

Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

The Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People is a collaboration of organizations that work to provide communication and networking resources to deaf people and individuals who are hard of hearing. There is a specific area listed on the website (www.michdhh.org) that addresses the difficulties of communication and speech for these individuals and provides information on accommodations that can help overcome these obstacles. This site also offers career resources for interpreters and access to support services for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA)

The Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) is the state branch of the national American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This association provides professional resources for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, including access to job boards, continuing education opportunities and up-to-date research. Links to state education websites outlining education and licensure requirements are also included. For more information on the MSHA visit www.michiganspeechhearing.org.

More Resources

Study.com also has resources for parents and professionals alike. Individuals interested in getting a career started in this field can check out the career and education info included in this Speech-Language Pathology Guide.

The short video lessons on speech disfluencies, speech delays in toddlers and children and speech impairment can also offer parents and teachers insight into the world of someone struggling with speech-language difficulties.

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