December 21, 2014  

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DuBard School at Southern Miss to Host Missing Links in Academics Seminar

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The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host Missing Links in Academics on Nov. 1-2 at the DuBard School. The seminar will benefit second through eighth-grade general and special education teachers, reading specialists and speech-language pathologists. The cost is $250 until Oct. 17. After Oct. 17, the cost will be $275. Lunch and materials are included.

The seminar will provide multisensory techniques for teaching the National Reading Panel areas of reading, which includes the following:

·         Syllable types and syllable division rules

·         Use morphemes as a way of increasing comprehension

·         Ways of building reading fluency

·         Methods of teaching comprehension strategies.

“Utilizing the practice exercises before having to apply them in the classroom was so beneficial,” said Sharron Harris, resource teacher, Vicksburg Catholic School. “In addition, I received good tools, materials and references to take back to the classroom.”

Additional topics to be discussed during the seminar include characteristics of students with language disorders and dyslexia, sound-symbol association, spelling analysis, vocabulary instruction to increase comprehension,semantics, syntax and graphic organizers.

The seminar is approved for 1.2 continuing education units for educators and speech-language pathologists and audiologists (intermediate, professional level).

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/dubard-training.