DuBard Association Method Course Set for June 7-11
Monday, April 19, 2010
Contact Van Arnold - 601.266.5568   

The highly acclaimed DuBard Association Method® Course will be offered by The DuBard School for Language Disorders on June 7-11, 2010 on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The course is open to K-2 teachers in general and special education, reading specialists, speech-language pathologists, parents and other educators. Academic credit or continuing education units are available.

“The DuBard Association Method® has been very beneficial for students with communication disorders and dyslexia in over 45 years of use at the DuBard School for Language Disorders,” said DuBard School Director Dr. Maureen Martin. “In addition, it is a successful tool for teaching reading in early elementary grades.”

The DuBard Association Method® is a phonetic, multisensory teaching strategy that helps children with severe oral and written language disorders and/or hearing loss, severe speech disorders, learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s disorder and other issues. The method meets the criteria of the National Reading Panel for a scientifically-based reading program and holds accredited status from the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) for its instructional programs at the Teaching, Instructor of Teaching, Therapy and Instructor of Therapy levels.

Other continuing education opportunities sponsored by the DuBard School later this summer include: The DuBard Association Method® Seminar, June 21-25 and The DuBard Association Method® Professional Practicum, June 7-July 1.

To register, call the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach at 601-266-4186. Registration forms can be downloaded online at www.usm.edu/profdev_edoutreach

About The DuBard School for Language Disorders
The DuBard School for Language Disorders was established in 1962 and is a clinical division of the Southern Miss Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. The school serves children with severe language/speech disorders and/or hearing impairments and provides guidance and counseling for parents and families of the children. The school is a practicum site for university students majoring in speech-language pathology, audiology, or deaf education. For more information visit www.usm.edu/dubard/

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.