[lg policy] Policy on speech, language impairments approved

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 25 14:39:01 UTC 2013

Policy on speech, language impairments approved

Published: October 24, 2013

       The Associated Press

HERNANDO, Miss. — DeSoto County Schools has implemented a new policy to
comply with state law regarding students with speech or language

Board members this week approved the policy, which Associate Supt. Keith
Williams said brings the district into compliance with a bill passed by the
Mississippi House this year that deals with speech and language therapy.

Under the new policy, students will be screened before the end of the first
grade for articulation, language, voice and fluency disorders. The parents
of any student who fails will be notified, and the district may perform a
more comprehensive speech-language evaluation.

The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/HgCpXe ) the policy also gives
parents the right to opt out of the mandatory screening.

Board members approved the policy unanimously and without discussion.


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