23rd Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders

DuBard School for Language Disorders is please to announce two professional learning opportunities. The 23rd Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders and the DuBard Association Method Basic Course (SHS 532).

Contact: Dianne King at (601) 528-5342 or dianne.king@gceic.org.

23rd Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Register Now)

 September 12-13, 2019

 Parkway Heights United Methodist Church, Hattiesburg, MS

 For 22 years, the DuBard School for Language Disorders has hosted notable professionals on the topics of dyslexia and related disorders. This two-day symposium provides a wealth of information on dyslexia and related disorders, also serving as a networking opportunity for professionals and parents who share a common interest.


Dr. Kenn Apel, Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Science and Disorders, University of South Carolina, AHSA Fellow

Featured Topic: It’s All About Word Study: A Multilinguistic Approach to Literacy Instruction

Dr. Melanie Schuele, Associate Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt School of Medicine; Associate Professor, Dept. of Special Education, Peabody College; Director, Child Language and Literacy Laboratory

Featured Topic: All Learners Need a Foundation of Phonological Awareness on Which to Build Word Reading and Spelling Skills: Assessment and Intervention.

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DuBard Association Method Basic Course (SHS 532) (Register Now)

September 17-19 & October 8-10, 2019


  • Non-credit Registration – $975
  • Late Registration – $1,000 (After Sept. 3, 2019)
  • Academic Credit – $600 plus tuition
  • Southern Miss CEUs – $80
  • *Textbook (required). Will be provided 1st day of training upon payment of $108


  • 4.5 CEUs, Educator, and ASHA
  • 30 ALTA credits available

Learn the basic techniques in the DuBard Association Method®.

The DuBard Association Method® is a structured, phonetic, scientifically based, multisensory teaching-learning strategy that is Orton-Gillingham-based in content and principles of instruction. The structured literacy approach conforms to the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards. By educating yourself in this unique method, you are equipping yourself with the tools needed to assist individuals with language disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia.

Suggested Participants

  • Kindergarten – second grade general education teachers
  • Learning disabilities teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Academic language therapists
  • Dyslexia therapist
  • Reading specialists/interventionists
  • School administrators

Topics Covered

  • The principles of the DuBard Association Method®
  • Developmental stages of auditory and visual development
  • The Northampton Phonetic Symbol System
  • Oral and Written language skill development
  • Relationship of the DuBard Association Method® to College and Career Readiness Standards

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