February 24, 2018  

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DuBard School Accepting Applications for LEAP Program

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If you have a child, or know of one, who is struggling with reading, writing or spelling, then The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi has a special summer program that can help.

The DuBard School is currently accepting applications for it unique Language Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP) which will be held June 4-July 12 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The out-client program is designed specifically for children who:

  • Have difficulty rhyming, sounding out words, blending sounds into words, spelling or reading
  • May or may not have a diagnosis of dyslexia or specific learning disability in reading
  • Have average speech and oral language skills

The service is delivered in skill-based modules to groups of three or four students who participate in four, two-hour sessions per week.

“LEAP allows us to reach additional students with challenges in reading, reading fluency and comprehension,” said DuBard School Director Dr. Maureen Martin. “With research indicating that 20 percent of the population has dyslexia, we must continue to seek ways of providing support to those who need it. Their success is a great reward.”

Martin points out that smaller group sessions allow more individualized instruction from certified speech-language pathologists and paraprofessionals while also keeping costs lower than one-on-one therapy.

The registration deadline is May 7. For more information call 601.266.5223.