Grant awarded to Hub school helps more students with speech disorders

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The DuBard School for Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi was awarded $34,000 by the Walmart Foundation for its outclient therapy program.

The Walmart Foundation believes the DuBard School is doing important work in the Hattiesburg area and is proud to support the school.

With the money awarded, the DuBard School for Language Disorders hopes to help more families and those who have been on the waiting list.

"It's going to allow us to provide evaluations and increase our therapy materials and things of that nature for children with severe speech and language and communication disorders," said DuBard School Development Coordinator Wes Brooks. "That's going to be important because those material are often quite expensive, and this money will go towards helping us pay for those materials as well as the instruction that comes along with it."

The DuBard School for Language Disorders applied for the grant in the summer of 2012 and will be able to use it during the 2013 – 2014 school year.

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