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DuBard School Offers Association Method Course PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Contact Van Arnold - 601.266.5568   

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi will host the “DuBard Association Method” Course Sept. 22-24 and Oct. 20-22 at the school’s university campus facility.

The course, which is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. each day, is open to teachers in general, special education teachers (kindergarten through second grade), teachers of individuals with learning disabilities, reading specialists and speech-language pathologists. Academic credit or continuing education units will be available.

The “DuBard Association Method” has proven very beneficial for students with communication disorders and dyslexia for the past 45 years at the DuBard School. “It is also a successful tool for teaching reading in early elementary grades,” said Maureen Martin, DuBard School director.

The course 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.

The DuBard School was established in 1962 and serves as 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. To learn more visit

To register for the “DuBard Association Method” Course, call the Office of Professional Development and Educational outreach at 601-266-4186. Registration forms may be downloaded at

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