DuBard School Students Advance to Local School Districts
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:20am | By: Brittney Dykes
Twenty-one students from the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will return to their local school districts next year. The advancing students were recognized recently at a drive-through awards celebration held at the school.
“This has been a challenging semester, to say the least.” said Missy Schraeder, DuBard School Director. “These students worked hard all year and transitioning to online learning didn’t slow them down.”
The DuBard School for Language Disorders currently serves 80 children in its full-time enrollment program. The children have an average of 5.6 diagnoses each, with primary disability rulings in speech, language, and/or hearing. The school is non-graded, with students progressing at their own rates of progress. On average, children attend DuBard School for five years before returning to the their home school districts to continue their education.
Since mid-March, DuBard School has utilized online formats to carry out virtual learning with the students. Teachers had one-on-one speech therapy with students several times a week via Zoom, in addition to weekly class meetings.
“We are very proud of the advancements these students made during their time at DuBard School and we look forward to hearing great things about their new ventures,” said Schraeder.
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.