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DuBard School to Host Multisensory Math Seminar Sept. 13-14

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The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a comprehensive Multisensory Math seminar on Sept. 13-14 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The program is designed for general and special education teachers working with basic math through algebra; speech-language pathologists and academic language therapists. The cost is $275 ($300 after Aug. 31). The workshop is approved for 1.2 educator continuing units and 1.25 speech-language pathologist/audiologist continuing education units (intermediate level, professional area). Lunch is included in the fees.

“Students with dyslexia or learning difficulties often face challenges, not only in reading, but in other subject areas,” said Dr. Maureen Martin, director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders. “The proven multisensory techniques that are so beneficial in developing reading skills are applied in this workshop to the subject of math. Ms. (Marilyn) Zecher will instruct teachers and therapists in applying multisensory techniques to create success in math.”

The Multisensory Math course will cover several important topics, including:

  • Current research concerning math disabilities
  • Importance of using hands-on manipulatives to model math concepts
  • Importance of using appropriate language to reinforce math concepts

Marilyn Zecher, a nationally recognized math specialist and Multisensory Math instructor at Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center in Rockville, Md., will serve as seminar leader. Zecher is a nationally certified academic language therapist. She is a specialist in applying multisensory strategies in multiple fields of teaching, including Orton-Gillingham multisensory strategies for math, study skills and written language.

For more information or to register call Professional Development and Educational Outreach at 601.266.4186 or go online at www.usm.edu/dubard-training.