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Professional Development

Courses & Workshops

The professional development program has been a part of services since the mid-1960s. 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 the multisensory-components of the DuBard Association Method®. This methodology is utilized at DuBard School as well as in many locations across the country. Continuing education units and academic credit are available.


Additional courses offered by DuBard School:

  • Missing Links in Academics teaches the DuBard Association Method's® multisensory techniques and advanced decoding skills for multisyllabic words through the lens of the Science 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.
  • Master's Degree in Dyslexia Therapy through The University of Southern Mississippi.

2023-24 Professional Development Schedule

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Earn your master's degree in dyslexia therapy


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 from the USM Barnes and Nobles bookstore 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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