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DuBard School Presents Annual Symposium on Dyslexia PDF Print E-mail
Friday, January 23, 2009
Contact Vanessa Molden - 601.266.4198   


The DuBard School for Language Disorders and the International Association Method Task Force presents the 13th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders Feb. 5-6 at the Thad Cochran Center at The University of Southern Mississippi.

This symposium is designed for educators, social workers, marriage and family therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school administrators, speech-language pathologists, parents and psychologists. Continuing education units will be available. 

Two keynote lectures will kick-off the symposium. Dr. Jeffrey Black from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital will discuss research and reading instruction as well as controversial therapies in the treatment of dyslexia. Cindy Young and Tammy Simmons, speech-language pathologists and founders of ACCESS Schools, will discuss and demonstrate the use of technology and literature to enhance language skills. 

“We are excited about the opportunity to share the expertise of nationally-known speakers with parents and professionals in our community and surrounding areas,” said Missy Schraeder, professional development coordinator for the DuBard School. “This is the first year the conference will be held at Southern Miss, and it promises to be the best yet.”

Registration for the two-day symposium is $115. Check-in time for Feb. 5 is 7:30 a.m. The Symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. each day. For more information, or to register, call the Southern Miss Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach 601.266.4186 or visit 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 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. Further information is found at http://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.

 
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