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Summer 2024 Program Registration: 

Limited space available for math, study skills and writing programs for students in grades 4-10.

“Reading felt like a locked door. And everybody else had a key to the door that just didn’t work for me. Thanks to the help of my tutors I’ve been able to make my own key. But don’t think that it didn’t take work. I put a lot of effort into this goal, and eventually I was able to learn to read, even if it was my own way. That unlocked a bigger world. I think everyone has different keys to different doors and struggles with different things, so don't give up when you run across a lock and the normal keys don't work.” ASDEC Student




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TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN:

EARN WHILE YOU LEARN HOW TO DELIVER THE MOST

COMPREHENSIVE ORTON-GILLINGHAM BASED READING INTERVENTION PROVEN TO HELP

ALL STUDENTS TO SUCCEED

Click here to download the powerpoint presentation.

Register for ASDEC's Sounds In Syllables Language 1 Summer Course: A few spaces remain

Questions? Contact us.

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MULTISENSORY MATH 1 ONLINE SUMMER COURSE:

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Marilyn Zecher's Multisensory Mathematics I applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the NCTM. Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills and numeracy to place value, operations, fractions and decimals. 

Marilyn Zecher appears in this recent Hechinger Report on Math Disabilities. Read it here.

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER COURSE NOW OPEN

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K-READING KICKSTART AND K-MATH KICKSTART

Decades of research demonstrate that students who struggle with reading in the earliest grades often suffer long-term academic consequences (Cunningham & Stanovich, 1997; Ozernovā€Palchik et al., 2017; Stanley et al., 2018). Our Kickstart curriculum and training effectively and efficiently helps young children become readers.

"Kickstart is the most dynamic program out there that systematically builds young learners with an all in one multisensory approach.  This program builds a strong literacy foundation with joyful teaching and happy engaged students. Seeing students move from no alphabet knowledge to decoding in weeks is absolutely astounding!"  Teacher, Title 1 School

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THERE IS STILL TIME TO GIVE TO ASDEC SO THAT YOU

CAN BRING THE GIFT TO LITERACY TO THOSE MOST IN NEED:

After just one year working with an ASDEC Academic Therapist, my daughter 

is now reading at grade level. Thank you Thank you!


GIVE TO ASDEC TODAY! THANK YOU TO OUR MANY DONORS. YOU ARE HELPING ASDEC

DELIVER THE HIGHEST QUALITY LITERACY AND NUMERACY EDUCATION TO STUDENTS MOST IN NEED!

We are so grateful to all of you who have made donations to support our work with students at risk of failure. Your help is needed to sustain ASDEC programs serving students eligible for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS). Please consider making a donation today. 

$50 will provide learning materials

$100 will support one student for one month

$1000 will support one student for one year.

Through ASDEC’s diagnostic and prescriptive instructional methods our therapists are identifying core deficits and building mastery through structured procedures and FUN GAMES! The kids are fantastic! They love coming to their classes. The kids literally leave the sessions singing and dancing about the lessons. Sixth grader, Dina, told us:

I'm more confident reading out loud. I used to be really shy reading. I'm getting better at reading. Sometimes I feel like giving up but I try harder now to figure it out. I can also read story problems better in math class and I am reading poetry in language art. Also, my friends are jealous of my cursive handwriting!

WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE CAN HELP MORE STUDENTS!  




ALL ASDEC COURSES OFFER TRINITY WASHINGTON  UNIVERSITY GRADUATE CREDIT FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE-PLEASE CONTACT questions@asdec.org for information.


Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit training and advocacy center dedicated to preventing academic failure through evidence-based multisensory reading and math instruction. ASDEC is THE only training center in Maryland that is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and is endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). We provide support to to educators and school district leaders, deliver information and resources to families, and offer direct services to all learners from pre-school through adults to assure reading and math success. 


OUR PROGRAMS


ASDEC 
for educators

ASDEC is the only externally accredited training center that  certifies dyslexia specialists in both structured literacy and math. Our instructors deliver courses and workshops using evidence-based multisensory structured methods. 

Become an Academic Therapist: Call ASDEC for information 301-762-2414

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ASDEC
for children

ASDEC offers an intensive reading program where students raise their reading and writing skills dramatically by working one to one with highly trained and closely supervised staff.

Space now available for online one-to-one academic therapy with ASDEC Specialists-contact us for information.

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ASDEC
for parents

ASDEC staff provide referrals to diagnosticians who can provide a full range of educational testing and other evaluation services.  If testing results reveal learning disabilities in reading and/or math, ASDEC Clinical Directors will refer parents to ASDEC Academic Therapists.

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"This is what I have been wanting to learn for years. I look forward to practicing these skills. Every teacher should have this knowledge and practice teaching these multisensory methods. Every child would benefit from this type of instruction. If I'd been taught to do this in my undergraduate years, a lot of people, including my son would not have had to struggle with ineffective curriculum."  - Holly Colasacco

ASDEC Accreditation

Our staff includes Certified Academic Language Therapists, Psychologists,  authors of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters on effective reading instruction. 

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.

ASDEC is Accredited by:

Setting the highest quality standards for Multisensory Structured Language Education


IMSLEC accredited training centers meet IDA’s standards for teachers of reading.

WHAT WE DO

Advocacy

We raise public awareness about the need to identify and remediate dyslexia and other learning differences with the most effective evidence-based multisensory techniques.


Services

Based on close to two decades 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.


Support

We provide phone consultations and conduct parent seminars and information sessions.

We provide referrals for students and adults who need intensive, individualized instruction.

We provide direct instructional services to children who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.

We provide classes to help adults who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.


Training

ASDEC trains, certifies and supports Academic Therapists to deliver evidence-based multisensory instruction in reading, spelling, written language, mathematics, and study skills to students who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.

We train teachers to deliver effective multisensory educational strategies and we provide ongoing professional development to Academic Therapists, teachers and other educational leaders in evidence-based multisensory teaching strategies.


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