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 download the 2016 Professional Development Catalog (PDF)

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.

New Offerings:

Two new offerings have been added to the lineup of professional development opportunities through the 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.

2016 Professional Development Schedule

Register for any of our offerings through S-RESA. Schedule subject to change.




Conscious Discipline Overview


Feb. 18

Missing Links in Academics 


Feb. 23-24

Practicum: Clinical Experience

Register by May 15

June 6-30

Basic Course

Register by June 3 for early bird rate.

June 20-24

Advanced Seminar

Register by June 10 for early bird rate.

June 27-July 1

Seeking Solutions: Is it Dyslexia?

Register by August 15 for early bird rate.

Aug. 23-25

Conscious Discipline Workshop

Register by August 19 for early bird rate.

Aug. 31, Sept. 28, Oct. 19 (Three-Part)

DuBard Symposium

Register by August 19 for early bird rate.

Sept. 14-15

Basic Course

Register by September 2 for early bird rate.

Sept. 20-22 and
Oct. 11-13 (Two-Part)

Custom Program
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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.