DuBard School to Host 23rd Annual Dyslexia Symposium
Fri, 08/02/2019 - 07:40am | By: Brittney Dykes
The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is hosting the 23rd Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders on Sept. 12-13 at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg.
This two-day educational and networking event will feature nationally-recognized speakers and a collection of sessions on dyslexia and topics related to the written language disorder.
A keynote speaker will kick off the event each day and then host breakout sessions to follow. Keynote speakers include Ken Apel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; and C. Melanie Schuele, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.
Apel is a professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina. Additionally, Apel is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. His featured topic will be Word Study: A Multilinguistic Approach to Literacy Instruction.
Schuele currently serves at Vanderbilt School of Medicine as Associate Professor in Hearing and Speech Sciences; Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at Peabody College and Director of the Child Language and Literacy Laboratory. Her featured topic will be All Learners Need a Foundation of Phonological Awareness on Which to Build Word Reading and Spelling Skills: Assessment and Intervention.
The DuBard Symposium is recommended for general and special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, dyslexia therapists, health care professionals, school psychologists, school administrators, counselors, parents, students and anyone interested in learning more about dyslexia and related disorders.
An early-bird discounted registration of only $115 for professionals and $75 for students is available until Aug.29; standard registrations, $135 and $95, will continue to be available through Sept. 5. ASHA, ALTA, SEMI and educator continuing education units are available.
For more information and to register online visit www.usm.edu/dubard or call 601.266.6777.
About the DuBard School for Language Disorders
The DuBard School for Language Disorders was established in 1962 and is a clinical division of the Southern Miss Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. The school serves children with severe language/speech disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia, and/or hearing impairments and provides guidance and counseling for parents and families of the children. The school is a practicum site for university students majoring in speech-language pathology, audiology or deaf education. DuBard School for Language Disorders is a United Way agency. Further information is found at www.usm.edu/dubard.