September 2, 2014  

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DuBard School Professionals Acquire New National Credentials

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Twelve staff members of the DuBard School for Language Disorders recently received new national credentials by passing the Alliance Registration Examination. Not pictured: Kay Roseberry. (Photo by Van Arnold)

A dozen staff professionals from the DuBard School for Language Disorders recently acquired new national credentials by passing the Alliance Registration Examination administered by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) at the therapy level.

Successful completion of this exam qualifies the 12 for membership in ALTA as a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT).

“The staff of the DuBard School for Language Disorders constantly seeks to add knowledge, skills and credentials in order to better serve our students, whether the students are children or university students in training,” said DuBard School Director Dr. Maureen Martin. “The addition of the CALT credentials is a significant achievement for our highly qualified staff and is recognition of their exceptional skills in remediation of written language skills. To have 12 CALTs on the DuBard School staff is a notable achievement.”

ALTA is a non-profit national organization incorporated in 1986 for the purpose of establishing, maintaining and promoting standards of education, practice and professional conduct for Certified Academic Language Therapists. Academic Language Therapy is an educational, structured, comprehensive, phonetic, multisensory approach for the remediation of dyslexia and/or written-language disorders.

Those DuBard staffers achieving certification include the following:

  • Maureen Martin, director
  • Daphne Cornett, assistant director
  • Kenyon Greer, speech-language pathologist
  • Karen Hearn, speech-language pathologist/educator of the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Misha Lee, speech-language pathologist
  • Patricia Martin, speech-language pathologist
  • Alison Webster, speech-language pathologist
  • Susie Utz, speech-language pathologist
  • Linda Lott, M.S., speech-language pathologist
  • Susan Perry, speech-language pathologist
  • Kay Roseberry, speech-language pathologist
  • Missy Schraeder, professional development coordinator

For more information about the DuBard School for Language Disorders call 601-266-5223.