ASDEC Onsite Courses

ASDEC faculty teach a series of courses at our Rockville location that prepare individuals for certification as Academic Therapists. These courses are also open to teachers, parents, and other educators who are interested in learning the most effective multisensory strategies for teaching reading and math. We provide graduate credits through Trinity University Washington that can be used for teacher certification, salary increments, or for re-certification/seat hours, where applicable

Announcements: NEW COURSE

Early Reading and Screening Course integrates Multisensory and Montessori methods proven to PREVENT reading failure.  Next Coourse:

March 30-31 and April 6-7 , 2019 in Rockvile. Registration opens soon. Trinity Graduate Credit will be available for an extra fee.

Study Skills and Learning Strategies (Winter)

Instructor:  Dr. Anthony Henley

Course Description: Evidence-based methods to help students improve executive functioning, test-taking skills, and comprehension. Instruction is based primarily on the SKORE method developed by Claire Nissenbaum, a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and Founder of ASDEC. Participants will also learn to provide students with an overview of phonics and general study skills. In addition, they will learn how to boost test-taking skills that emphasize understanding directions and identifying key words. 

Study Skills is one of four required courses for Academic Therapy (AT) Certification. Participants may begin their AT training with this course.

Next Class: February 2 - April 13, 2019 with four onsite sessions in our Rockville .

Find out more and register online.

Language 1: Sounds In Syllables: ROCKVILLE

Instructor:  Merida Hurkett. CALT

Course Description: ASDEC faculty introduce students to the higher linguistic concepts taught from level 2 through level 4 of Sounds in Syllables by Sandra Dillon. In addition to learning these concepts, the student will demonstrate multisensory instructional methods for teaching these concepts to their students.

Additional areas of study will include reading in-depth articles and chapters on multisensory instruction by leaders in the field of dyslexia. Areas of concentration will include higher levels in Alphabet skills, Handwriting, Spelling and Verbal Expression as well as discussion of written expression, vocabulary and etymology.

Next Course:

June 17-28, 2019 Monday-Friday from 9:00-4:30

Find out more and register online

Language 1  Sounds In Syllables: VIRGINIA -- From 9:00-4:00 on April 28, 2019, May 5, 2019, June 19, 20, 21 and June 24-28

Location: TBD

Registration opens soon

Neuro-Psychology of Learning Differences

This  hybrid onsite and online  course offers full, up-to-the-minute research findings in the brain functions underlying learning, with emphasis on language-learning. Students will learn about the history of psychology, brain structure, brain development, and neurological anomalies that produce learning differences.  

Course Instructor, Dr. Anthony Henley will discuss how to use different intervention strategies based on a better understanding of how neurological conditions affect learning. Specifically, students will learn how to analyze behaviors and create more effective learning environments both in a one-to-one teaching environment as well as in the classroom.

Students will also learn how to read and analyze neuro-psychological testing to design the most effective learning interventions. This class is ideal for all teachers, academic therapists, tutors and parents who wish to better understand the neurological strengths and weaknesses of their learners.

We provide graduate credits from Trinity University Washington that can be used for teacher certification, salary increments, or for re-certification/seat hours, where applicable.  You must submit registration no later than the first day of the class. To register,contact us at

Next Course: Fall 2019


When:  Sundays 9/16, 9/30 10/14, and 10/28 
Time:   10:00-4:00
Where: 22 West Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD
Tuesdays, 9/25,10/9, 10/23 and 11/6 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Cost:    $800

Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center
22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301.762.2414

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