DuBard School Students Advance to Local School Districts
Mon, 05/22/2023 - 10:16am | By: KaTrisha Roberson
Kate Sawyer Selman
Nineteen students from the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) are returning to their local school districts next year. The advancing students were recognized at The DuBard School awards ceremony held recently on the Hattiesburg campus.
“We are so proud of all our students and excited that these exiting students are starting a new chapter in their lives. They have worked hard to be successful with their speech, language, and academic skills, and we know they will continue to do great work.” – Dr. Missy Schraeder, DuBard School Director.
The DuBard School currently serves 80 children in its full-time enrollment program. These 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.
The DuBard School is privileged to serve students from our state who have significant difficulties with speech, language, hearing, and academic skills. The enrollment program provides full-day therapy by our speech-language pathologists all at no cost to our families.
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 the DuBard School for Language Disorders website.