Courses & Workshops
The professional development program has been a part of services since the mid 1960’s. Approximately 150 professionals and university students are trained in the DuBard Association Method® each year.
The DuBard Association Method® consists of three courses:
- The Basic Course teaches basic components of the DuBard Association Method®. The “Basic Course” is taught at the DuBard School as well as in many locations across the country. Continuing education units and academic credit are available.
- The Seminar builds upon the “Basic Course” and provides guidance in using the higher levels of the DuBard Association Method® curriculum.
- Practicum and Professional Internships are conducted at the DuBard School.
Additional courses which encompass the DuBard Assocation Method® include:
- Missing Links in Academics teaches the DuBard Association Method's® multisensory techniques and advanced decoding skills for teaching the National Reading Panel five areas of reading.
- DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders is a 2-day event open to anyone interested in dyslexia, from professionals to parents, and covers a variety of topics on the written language disorder.
2015 Professional Development Schedule
Opens in July
Sept. 22-24 and
All courses are held on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus unless otherwise noted.
Online registration is not available for those programs where DuBard School approval is required.
The DuBard School for Language Disorders is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) continuing education provider. Its professional development program is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Materials are available to support the DuBard Association Method®. In 1974, the first textbook by the late Dr. Etoile DuBard was published. In 2000, Dr. DuBard and Dr. Maureen Martin, the current school director, co-authored Teaching Language-Deficient Children: Theory and Application of the Association Method for Multisensory Teaching (2000). The newest edition, Oral and Written Communication Disorders: Identification and Multisensory Teaching (2012), was authored by Dr. Maureen Martin.