Who benefits from the DuBard Association Method®?
The Method was used first with children who had hearing impairments and additional language disorders/aphasia. At the DuBard School for Language Disorders, and at other sites, the Method has been implemented successfully for the following:
- Profound hearing impairment, in conjunction with other teaching techniques
- Severe apraxia/articulation disorders
- Language disorders/aphasia of varying degrees (developmental or acquired)
- Language learning disabilities/dyslexia
- Attention deficit disorders with and without hyperactivity in conjunction with coexisting language learning disabilities
- Developmental disability in conjunction with apraxia of speech
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Stroke/head traumas
- Combinations of the above
A modification of the DuBard Association Method® has been used effectively in general elementary classes. The Method may be implemented in self-contained classes or on an outclient/resource basis. It is crucial that the intensity of services provided be determined by the severity of the problem to be remediated. A nonintensive therapy schedule for a severe disability may result in less than optimal progress and academic independence.