First Bite #178 – March 30, 2022

The DuBard Association Method for Dyslexia and Communication Disorders

(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Missy Schraeder, PhD, CCC-SLP, CALT-QI, C-SLDS, Director at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi. If you’ve never been to the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention, then y’all are missing out! Michelle had the pleasure of meeting the Dr. Missy Schraeder, the Director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders, there this past fall and was completely entranced by the work that is done there through the DuBard Association Method. So, if you’re an SLP who works with preschoolers and elementary age children that have a severe and profound communication disorder and/or dyslexia, then this is the episode for you! Missy and Michelle spend these 60 minutes sharing functional strategies that you can implement with your patients tomorrow!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • The DuBard Association Method.
  • 2 strategies to implement the DuBard Association Method with individuals who have significant communication disorders.
  • How the DuBard Association Method can assist patients with dyslexia.


Missy Schraeder, PhD, CCC-SLP, CALT-QI, C-SLDS

Missy Schraeder, PhD, CCC-SLP, CALT-QI, C-SLDS, is the Director at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, a special public school for students with significant communication disorders. Previously, she served as the school’s professional development coordinator and a classroom speech-language pathologist. She received her doctorate degree in educational administration and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology. She has been a practicing nationally certified speech-language pathologist for 25 years and is a Certified Academic Language Therapist-Qualified Instructor (CALT-QI), and a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist (C-SLDS). She has served as an undergraduate instructor at The University of Southern Mississippi in the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences and currently teaches in the Dyslexia Therapy master’s degree program in the School of Education.

Additionally, she teaches professional development courses in the areas of multisensory instruction, advanced decoding skills, and assessment of dyslexia. She has presented sessions in the areas of oral and written language disorders (including dyslexia), multisensory instruction, and childhood apraxia of speech at more than 25 regional and national conferences, including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (MSHA), Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, and Ole Miss Fall Institute. She holds Mississippi licensure in Speech-Language Pathology and Education (speech-language, pre-K, K-8, and administration).