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DuBard Association Method Training

This reading program is taught in person at the Shelton School in Dallas, Texas. (map)

Teaching Level Certification Coursework

Course Description: 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. This 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.


Cost: $2,000 and includes course materials and textbook.

Registrations handled by Shelton School, for questions please contact Jessica Newman.

Topics Covered

  • The principles of the DuBard Association Method® as appropriate for K-2 and individuals with communication disorders, dyslexia/learning disabilities
  • The Northampton phonetic symbol system for teaching sound-symbol relationships, multiple spellings of sounds, long and short vowels
  • Oral and written language skill development
  • Relationship of the DuBard Association Method® to State Standards

Suggested Participants

  • Kindergarten - second-grade general education teachers
  • Learning disabilities teachers
  • Special educators
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Academic language therapists
  • Dyslexia therapists

Completion of this course may lead to national professional certification as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) or Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA).

CEUs & Pricing Information

  • 4.5 Educator CEUs
  • 4.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
  • 30 ALTA credits

Program Completion Requirements

Participants are expected to complete the entire program. Individuals who do not complete the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.


In-Person offering: Monday, July 24 - Saturday, July 29, 2023. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day.
There will be several competencies required during the course. A project is due two weeks after completion of the course.


Course with materials – $1,295. Register by June 5, 2023
Practicum follow up complete by the DuBard School for Language Disorders at an additional cost.

For more information go to:
or contact Course Instructor Jessica Newman at 972-774-1772, EXT. 2310 or