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Professional Development

Courses & Workshops

All professional development offerings are subject to change, per recommendations from the Mississippi Department of Health and The University of Southern Mississippi.
The 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. 

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 and through virtual supervision.

Additional courses offered  by the DuBard School:

  • 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.
  • Additional Links in Academics: Fluency, Comprehension & Written Expression will show you how to link the multisensory learning techniques of the DuBard Association Method® to more advanced reading skills. These multisensory teaching-learning strategies will better connect your students to their academics and reach their fullest potential.
  • Offsite Trainings are offered to organizations throughout the United States. This option allows employers to provide intensive training to staff with the ease of hosting at their organization.

2020-2021 Professional Development Schedule

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

 Missing Links - September 28-October 9, 2020

Seeking Solutions - October 9-25, 2020

Basic Course - October 21-23 & November 4-6, 2020

Seminar - October 28-30 & November 11-30, 2020

Seeking Solutions - January 28-29, 2021

Basic Course - June 21-15, 2021

Seminar - June 28-July 2, 2021

Custom Program at Your Site - As Requested

Call us at 601-266-5223 for more information.

 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) and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). Materials are available to support the DuBard Association Method®. In 1974, the first textbook by the late Dr. Etoile DuBard was published. In 2012, Dr. Maureen K. Martin, the former school director, authored the textbook Oral and Written Communication Disorders, an expanded version of Teaching Language-Deficient Children: Theory and Application of the Association Method for Multisensory Teaching (1994, 1997, 2000) co-authored by Dr. Martin and school founder, Dr. Etoile DuBard.  


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DuBard School for Language Disorders
118 College Dr. #5215
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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