October 23, 2014  

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DuBard School Workshop to Focus on Building Reading, Comprehension Skills

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The University of Southern Mississippi DuBard School for Language Disorders, through the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach, will be hosting a Missing Links in Academics Workshop Nov. 3-4 from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the Dubard School on the Hattiesburg campus.

The workshop, geared toward second through eighth grade teachers, reading specialists and speech-language pathologists, will explore multisensory techniques and advanced coding skills for teaching the National Reading Panel five areas of reading. Attendees will learn and demonstrate ways of building reading fluency and explore ways of teaching comprehension strategies.

“It goes beyond basic decoding skills to include multisensory instruction for spelling analyzation and syllable division, using morphology to increase comprehension and using graphic organizers to increase skills in written expression,” said Missy Schraeder, professional development coordinator at the DuBard School.

The workshop is approved for 1.2 continuing education units for educators and speech-language pathologists. The fees are $250, regular registration and $275, late registration after Oct. 24. The fees include instructional materials and lunch.

For more information, or to register, call the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach at 601.266.4186 or visit http://www.usm.edu/profdev_edoutreach/DUBARD.html