Dr. Maureen Martin, director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, was elected president of the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) at the organization’s annual meeting this past November in Orlando, Fla.
Founded in 1995, IMSLEC has accredited 87 courses in 26 states in multisensory structured language education. These courses include a variety of proven approaches such as Orton-Gillingham, Spalding, Hardman, Alphabetic Phonics, Slingerland and the DuBard Association Method.
Martin, a nationally certified speech-language pathologist and teacher of the deaf, is also a Certified Association Method Instructor. Additionally, she holds state licensure in elementary education, learning disabilities, reading and school administration. A founding member of IMSLEC, Martin is co-author of “Teaching Language-Deficient Children” and various therapy materials for use with the DuBard Association Method.
“The work of the IMSLEC organization nationwide has contributed greatly to the improvement of the preparation of teachers and therapists to serve individuals with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities,” said Martin. “It is a privilege to be affiliated with so many different phonetic, multisensory language courses from across the country.”
Martin holds memberships in the International Dyslexia Association, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and various other professional organizations. In 2009 she was honored with the Clinical Achievement Award from the Mississippi Speech-Language Hearing Association.
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 assists children with severe language/speech disorders and/or hearing impairments and provides guidance and counseling for parents and families of the children.
To learn more about the DuBard School call 601-266-5223 or visit www.usm.edu/dubard/index.html
Dr. Maureen Martin
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