HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi plans to offer a master's degree in dyslexia therapy starting next June.
Officials say it will teach using sound, sight, touch and movement to help children learn to read. Other features include speaking slowly to give children more time to understand and to watch the speaker's lip movements.
Students also will take courses in typical language development, the structure of the language, reading development, research and related areas.
Officials say it will be the first such program at a public university in Mississippi. It says the Dubard School for Language Disorders and the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education have been working on it for more than three years.
Mississippi College, a private school, offers a master's in dyslexia therapy.