Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center

The Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).

Established in 2000, ASDEC's foundation is based on more than three decades of educational experience serving students with language-based learning disabilities. ASDEC's graduate-level training in structured multisensory language instruction enables teachers, tutors, parents and other educators to teach success to students with even the most severe learning disabilities.

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Programs Now Open

Summer Program

Register soon as programs always sell out!  Registration Now Open.

Virginia Elementary Program
SOLD OUT, Check back in mid-February for additional openings.

Winter Online Courses

Multisensory Math 1
We have added a course: March 25-May 27, 2017 Registration Now Open.

Multisensory Math 2 Online
Available only to those who have completed Math 1. Registration Now Open.


Interested in Becoming an  Academic Therapist?

Join ASDEC's growing team of Dyslexia Specialists. Find out more.



Examining Language and Risk: Linguistic Difference and the Development of Early Reading Skills with Dr. Julie Ann Washington, Saturday, March 11. Click here for information.


Support US

Every day children and families struggle with the impact of dyslexia. 

Children suffer at school and question their abilities and intelligence, parents feel helpless, unable to help their children. You can make the difference by donating to ASDEC. Your support will help train a new generation of teachers and academic therapists specially attuned to these learning differences.

Click here to make a secure donation.


ASDEC Services

 Based on over 15 years of experience teaching and training specialists in the field of Dyslexia education, ASDEC is in a unique position to assist parents with the complex array of services that exist in the Washington, DC area.

ASDEC also delivers direct services to students through our summer program for children aged 7-15 and through our Nationally Certified Academic Therapists who serve students of all ages including adults who struggle with reading and math.

Advocacy: One Maryland Teacher Speaks Out

When we KNOW that 60% of Maryland students can not pass proficiency tests for reading, this third grade teacher's revelation in her own words, is very powerful.

"Let's think about this...I, a General Ed. teacher, have a class of 30 amazing kids. My 4 team members (also General Ed. Teachers) have a class of their own. They too have classes ranging from 28-31 amazing kids. Huge group of third graders, right?!  ...KEEP GOING...

To clarify Gen. Ed. Teachers' responsibilities: My team teaches Science (includes READING AND WRITING), Social Studies (INCLUDES READING AND WRITING), Math (Includes READING AND WRITING) yes, math  , Grammar (obvious) READING , WRITING in response to READING, Essay WRITING, and Health (I think u get it).

....Who still wants to be a teacher???

...Keep going...

My class alone includes:

        • 3 English Language Learners
        • 5 Below Grade Level Readers
        • 9 on-grade Level Readers
        • 13 Above Grade Readers (I split into 2 Reading Groups)

TOTAL OF 5 READING GROUPS!!! Wowza, right?!

...stay with me on this...

Not ONE child, in the ENTIRE TEAM, has a DIAGNOSIS of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, nor Dyscalculia.

Now, check this out...

see pic #decodingdyslexia

#EarlyIdentification #WeMustDoBetterMaryland  #1in5 #WeKnowWhatWorks #TeachersMustSpeakOut 

ASDEC is accredited by the International Mulitsensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), one of two organizations in the US to receive the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) endorsement for meeting teacher training standards in reading.

The IDA standards provide a comprehensive, research-supported documentation of what every teacher needs to know and be able to demonstrate, whether they are teaching students with dyslexia, other struggling readers, or the general student population.

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