What multisensory strategies can be incorporated into the spelling of advanced vocabulary? How do we use prefixes and suffixes to learn vocabulary and increase comprehension? How can we use text analyzation to increase reading comprehension?
Participants can get the answers to these questions and more at the Missing Links in Academics workshop set for April 22-23, 2010 at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.
The new workshop, geared toward K-8 teachers, reading specialists and speech-language pathologists, explores multisensory techniques and advanced decoding skills for teaching the National Reading Panel five areas of Reading.
“Typically, we say that students learn to read in grades K-2 and read to learn beginning in third grade,” said Missy Schrader, professional development coordinator at the DuBard School. “But what about students who still have difficulties? Missing Links in Academics goes beyond basic decoding skills to include multisensory instruction for spelling analyzation and syllable division, using morphology to increase comprehension, and using graphic organizers to increase skills in written expression.”
Regular registration is available for a fee of $250 until April 2. Late registration will be $275. On-site registration is available if seating is available. The registration fee includes lunch. Check-in time for April 22 is 7:30a.m.
The workshop 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 at 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/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. 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.