Courses & Workshops

Missing Links DuBard SchoolThe professional development program has been a part of services since the mid-1960’s. Approximately 150 professionals and university students are trained in the DuBard Association Method® each year.

 Click here to view the 2017 Professional Development Catalogue 

The DuBard Association Method® consists of three courses:

  • The Basic Course teaches basic components of the DuBard Association Method®. The “Basic Course” is taught at the DuBard School as well as in many locations across the country. Continuing education units and academic credit are available.
  • The Seminar builds upon the “Basic Course” and provides guidance in using the higher levels of the DuBard Association Method® curriculum.
  • Practicum and Professional Internships are conducted at the DuBard School.

Additional courses which encompass the DuBard Association Method® include:

  • Missing Links in Academics teaches the DuBard Association Method's® multisensory techniques and advanced decoding skills for teaching the National Reading Panel five areas of reading.
  • DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders is a 2-day event open to anyone interested in dyslexia, from professionals to parents, and covers a variety of topics on the written language disorder.

Other professional development opportunities offered by DuBard School:

  • Seeking Solutions: Is It Dyslexia? addresses commonly used assessment instruments and how results from comprehensive evaluations can be used in planning therapy.
  • Conscious Discipline® is an evidence-based technique for conflict management in the classroom using social-emotional learning to turn everyday events into learning opportunities.
  • Multisensory Math offers hands-on evidence-based strategies for meeting the needs of all students in critical skill areas. The workshop is suitable for those who work with all traditional learners, students with learning disabilities, at risk populations and ELLs. 

2017 Professional Development Schedule

Register for any of our offerings through GCEIC Schedule subject to change.




Seeking Solutions: Is it Dyslexia?

Register by Jan. 10 for early bird rate

Jan. 24-26

Conscious Discipline Overview

Register by Feb. 1 for early bird rate

Feb. 7

Multisensory Math

Register by Feb. 1 for early bird rate

Feb 15-16

Missing Links in Academics 

Register by Feb. 21 for early bird rate

March 7-8

Practicum: Clinical Experience

Register by May 15

June 5-29

Basic Course

Register by June 5 for early bird rate.

June 19-23

Advanced Seminar

Register by June 12 for early bird rateJune 26-30

DuBard Symposium

Register by Aug. 15 for early bird rate

Sept. 13-14

Basic Course

Register by September 26 for early bird rate.

Oct. 10-12 (Two-Part)

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All courses are held on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus unless otherwise noted.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) continuing education provider. The professional development program is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Materials are available to support the DuBard Association Method®. In 1974, the first textbook by the late Dr. Etoile DuBard was published. In 2000, Dr. DuBard and Dr. Maureen Martin, the current school director, co-authored Teaching Language-Deficient Children: Theory and Application of the Association Method for Multisensory Teaching (2000).  The newest edition, Oral and Written Communication Disorders: Identification and Multisensory Teaching (2012), was authored by Dr. Maureen Martin.