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DuBard School Welcomes New Students, Returnees for 2011-12 Academic Year

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New DuBard School student Karlee Cooley, 4, of Perry County, is greeted by teacher and speech-pathologist Karen Irwin on the first day of the 2011 school year. (Submitted photo)

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi School welcomed 19 new and 61 returning students to the enrollment program on Wednesday, Aug 3.

The DuBard School’s enrollment services provide a full-time therapeutic and educational program for students with severe language, speech and/or hearing disorders.

"The first day of school is filled with excitement and great hope for the children and their families," said DuBard School Director Dr. Maureen Martin. "A new school year is a new beginning. It is a privilege for those of us at the DuBard School to collaborate with parents and school districts to improve students' communication and academic skills and, therefore, prepare them for more successful and fulfilling lives."

A United Way agency, 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.

For more information about the DuBard School, call 601.266.5223 or visit www.usm.edu/dubard