Dr. Richard received her doctorate from Southern Illinois University--Carbondale. She has taught numerous courses involving language and developmental disorders and has also supervised diagnostic evaluations in the Speech-Language Hearing Clinic. She is an ASHA fellow and serves on the Legislative Council of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow and Past President of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA).
She has several clinical publications including The Source for Processing Disorders, The Source for Autism, The Source for Treatment Methodologies in Autism, The Source for Syndromes (with D. Hoge), Source for Syndromes 2, The Source for ADD/ADHD (with J. Russell), The Language Processing Test - Revised and The Language Processing Kit (with M.A. Hanner), and Differential Assessment of Autism and other Developmental Disorders with Lynn Calvert.
She is an active consultant and speaker in the areas of childhood language disorders. She previously worked as a speech language pathologist in school systems. Dr. Richard has served as the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for EIU since 1994.