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:
- Multisensory Math offers a concept-based, hands-on strategy for teaching mathematics to students at all levels.
- 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.
2014 Professional Development Schedule
Sept. 23-25 and
Oct. 29-30, 2013
All courses are held on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus unless otherwise noted.
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.