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USM hosts 16th annual DuBard Symposium on Dyslexia

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Dozens of people attend the first day of a two-day conference on Dyslexia and related disorders at U.S.M. Dozens of people attend the first day of a two-day conference on Dyslexia and related disorders at U.S.M.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

More than 120 educators, psychologists, speech and language pathologists and parents were in Hattiesburg Thursday, attending the first day of a two-day conference at Southern Miss which is focusing on Dyslexia.

The 16th annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders is taking place at the Thad Cochran Center.

Dyslexia is a learning disorder causing abnormal difficulty in reading and spelling.

Attendees are discussing the latest research and educational techniques designed to help children overcome that disorder.

"There are people who are here who really want information about what we can do to change the situation for individuals who struggle with reading," said Dr. Maureen Martin, director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at Southern Miss. 

"Whatever you figure out with your child or your children, it's going to be a long journey up a high, tall mountain, but you never quit," said Diane Lyon, chief operating officer for Synergistic Education Solutions. Lyon, who suffers from Dyslexia, was one of the featured speakers at the symposium. 

Lyon has a son who has also struggled with the disorder. 

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