Mallory Putnam
Speech Language Therapist
662.429.4154 ext 385
Michael, Elise, and Mallory Putnam
Update 5/21/2020:  Happy last day of school!  I today is a bit of a let-down, but I want to say how proud I am of all of you for working so diligently this past 10 weeks.  You have been amazing, parents and students alike.  Thank you for being so flexible and for putting forth a tremendous effort to continue your education in this time.  I truly cannot wait to see you all next school year.  You'll notice below that I have added summer packets to my documents list.  These are definitely not required, but would be a great way to keep up your skills until next school year.  Each packet consists of one small activity per day for 8 weeks.  The activities shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.  As always, if you have questions, please feel free to call or email me.  I'll be available all summer, and you may hear from me from time to time.  Have a blessed summer vacation!


Bio

I attended Delta State University to receive my B.S. in Speech Pathology, and then went on to attend The University of Mississippi to receive my M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. I have been employed as a Speech Language Pathologist since 2006.

I'm a native of DeSoto County.  I attended Southaven Elementary, Middle, and High schools. I am a wife and a mother of one, who has lived in DeSoto County her entire life.  I have a large family who all live close to this area.  Family is the most important aspect of life to me. I also have a puppy named Perdita, and a crazy cat named SkippyJon Jones (it's from a series of books)

I am now in my 6th year back in the schools and I love it here!  In previous years I worked in the healthcare field in skilled nursing facilities, and I still help as needed working with swallowing, stroke, TBI, and dementia patients.  During 2019, I served as the Mississippi Speech Language and Hearing Association's Speech Education Advocacy Liaison, which was a great opportunity to help make a difference in educational speech pathology. I continue to serve on the schools committee through MSHA and I am committed to the future of speech therapy services in the schools in MS.


 

 

Summer Packets
Here are your summer packets.  They are divided by category: middle language, high language, social language, and articulation.  If you are unsure about what your child needs, please email me at mallory.putnam@dcsms.org.