Study Skills and Learning Strategies

Dr. Anthony Henley presents Study Skills and Learning Strategies: 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.


Participants will learn specific methods to help students in three critical areas: Executive Function, Study Strategies and Grammar/Writing:

Executive Function:

  • Time Management,
  • Binder/Materials Organization,
  • Metacognition, and
  • Teacher Relations.

Study Strategies:

  • Memory Techniques,
  • Oral note-taking techniques, and
  • Systematic study from student texts.

Grammar/Vocabulary and Writing:

  • Grammar and parts of speech instruction,
  • Base words and inflected endings,
  • Multiple word meanings
  • Synonyms and antonyms,
  • Etymology, roots and affixes ,
  • Non-literal Language, such as idioms and metaphors
  • Brainstorming, graphic organizers and mind-mapping,
  • Sentence sense,
  • Paragraph structure, and
  • Essay structure.

Next Course

February 3 - May  12, 2018 with four onsite sessions in our Rockville office:

Saturday Feb 24, 2018 from 10:00 - 1:00 pm  or Skype Feb 27 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Saturday March 10, 2018 :

New this year! The March 10 oniste session will feature a workshop on gramm and sentence level writing with Joy Jacques, CALT, former director of ASDEC's Study Skills summer camp at ASDEC from 9:00-1:00. Available to the first 14 people who register for the Study Skills session.

Skype March 13 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Saturday April 7, 2018  from 10:00-1:00 or Skype April 10 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Saturday May 5 from 10:00-1:00 or Skype on  May 8 from 7:30-9:00 pm


Course Cost: $785 

Online Access to the class videos and materials will be available on the first day of class. We will send you an email with course login information one day prior to the start of class.

Graduate Credit

Graduate Credit from Trinity University is available for an additional fee. You must register by January 23,. Click here for registration form. Please complete and return form to

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Upcoming Online Courses

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

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