Speech Pathologist: Amanda Tingle, atingle@richton.k12.ms.us, 601-788-5908


With a little help, K-12 students with speech and language disorders can find support and success in classroom settings. This guide includes organizations, support groups, articles and tools for middle school and high school students with speech disorders, as well as their parents and educators. These resources offer information for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), students who stutter, students with aphasia, students with apraxia and students with other communication disorders.

Click or tap the links below to jump to resources for parents and students.

Speech, Language, Voice, and Fluency Disorders Screening Policy:

The LEA ensures that all students are screened for articulation, language, voice, and fluency disorders before the end of Grade 1.

*If a student fails the screener, the parent or legal guardian will be notified of the results of the screener. In addition, the school district, in its discretion, may perform a comprehensive speech-language evaluation.

*If a parent or a legal guardian of a student who fails the speech-language screener exercises the option to have a subsequent evaluation performed, such evaluation shall be administered by a 215 endorsed speech-language pathologist. The subsequent evaluation obtained by the parents shall be considered by the school district for eligibility in the area of speech-language in accordance with the procedures mandated by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for a placement in a speech-language therapy program within the current school or to apply for a Mississippi speech-language therapy scholarship for placement in a speech-language program in a nonpublic special purpose school. A parent of legal guardian may provide written notification to the local school district opting out of the mandatory screening provided by the district. The provisions of this policy shall not apply to homeschooled students.

Additionally, screening requests from teachers or parents may also be considered.