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"Our son Adam is bright, dyslexic, and dysgraphic. We've had a couple lucky breaks in helping him with his learning differences. One of them was his attendance at the ASDEC summer program after his 1st grade year. ASDEC is special in that your child will work one-on-one with a certified language therapist. Your child will receive instruction that is tailored for him; her progress is based on her understanding of material, not the group's mastery of material. 

Following the summer program, ASDEC will match your child to a language therapist whose schedule and location matches yours, so your child can continue to work to become a fluent reader. Adam has worked with his therapist for the past two school years, both in-person and on-line.  He'll continue to work with her this summer and next school year.  He's made tremendous progress. He is in 3rd grade now and reads above grade-level, though slowly and tires quickly for a child his age. His therapist believes that by the end of next year, he'll be a fluent reader.. 

The summer program at ASDEC was a worthwhile investment for our family. I hope the on-line delivery puts it in reach of more families whose schedules wouldn't accommodate the in-person program.  (Parent of ASDEC summer student)


NEW THIS YEAR: INTENSIVE ONE-TO-ONE ACADEMIC THERAPY

Students in grades 2-5 will work one to one with an Academic Language Therapist four  times per week for 45 minutes. Clinical supervisors will observe student progress on a weekly basis monitor student response. Parent/Guardians will receive progress reports at the end of the 7-week program.  Finanical assistance available to students currently enrolled in Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS - proof of receipt required with program registration)


ASDEC PROVIDES THE ONLY ORTON-GILLINGHAM BASED program endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association in the Washington, DC region. The program provides intensive instruction in reading, writing, spelling, and handwriting. Physical movement is added to the visual and auditory stimuli to provide multisensory learning. The hands-on aspect of the structured routines facilitates attention and concentration. The careful development of conceptual understanding and the high level of repetition reinforce memory. All activities build on the mastery of skills, which helps students build self-esteem as they experience success each day.

Who should attend?

Students in grades 2-5, who currently are struggling in school and require special accommodations as specified in an IEP or some other educational plan.

What will they learn? Students work one-to-one with an academic therapist in the following:

Multisensory Language Training
ASDEC’s Sounds In Syllables teaches phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and comprehension procedures that focus attention, improve memory, and reduce anxiety.

Verbal Expression
Through interactive activities and games, students improve language skills through sentence expansion, categorizing and sequencing activities, and deductive reasoning methods.

DATES:  

March 7 - April 29, 2022 (No sessions during the week of 4/11)

Space is available:

ONSITE IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

Bowie , College Park, Silver Spring and Takoma Park

ONLINE: Two online spaces available.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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SUMMER 2022

ASDEC Reach for Success Summer Programs in Reading, Math, Writing and Study Skills For Students in Elementary- High School:  Registration Opens in January.

ASDEC provides the only summer program in the DC region that is lead by Certified Academic Language Therapists teaching struggling learners.  The program provides intensive instruction in reading,  writing, spelling, study skills, and handwriting and math. Physical movement along with visual and auditory stimuli to provide multisensory learning. The hands-on aspect of the structured routines facilitates attention and concentration. The careful development of conceptual understanding and the high level of repetition reinforce memory. All activities build on the mastery of skills, which helps students build self-esteem as they experience success each day.

For close to two decades, ASDEC master teachers have been delivering the most powerful Orton-Gillingham teaching methods to students during our summer program. Our elementary students work with Academic Therapists one to one and in small groups while older students work in small groups with senior ASDEC faculty members. In addition, ASDEC-trained Math Specialists bring years of experience to our summer programs.

ASDEC  has over 20 years of experience serving children directly during the summer programs bringing the best components of our research-based training into the classroom..  We also have years of experience teaching students online, now an essential component during this pandemic. The Summer Program is for students who currently are struggling in school and require special accommodations as specified in an IEP or some other educational testing.




Elementary Summer Program Summer Program 2022 

ONSITE LOCATIONS

St. Andrew the Apostle School, Silver Spring MD

July 5-29, 2022
9:30-11:30


King Abdullah Academy, Herndon, VA

July 5-29, 2022 9:30-11:30

REGISTER NOW



Afternoon Online  Sessions:

July 5-29, 2022

1:30-3:30



ASDEC Elementary Academic Therapy Clinic – Grades 2-6: 

ASDEC provides the only Orton-Gillingham Based program endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association in the Washington, DC region. The program provides intensive instruction in reading, writing, spelling, and handwriting. Physical movement is added to the visual and auditory stimuli to provide multisensory learning. The hands-on aspect of the structured routines facilitates attention and concentration. The careful development of conceptual understanding and the high level of repetition reinforce memory. All activities build on the mastery of skills, which helps students build self-esteem as they experience success each day.

Who should attend?

Students entering grades 2-6, who currently are struggling in school and require special accommodations as specified in an IEP or some other educational plan.

What will they learn? Students work one-to-one with an academic therapist in the following:

Multisensory Language Training
ASDEC’s Sounds In Syllables teaches phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and comprehension procedures that focus attention, improve memory, and reduce anxiety.

Verbal Expression
Through interactive activities and games, students improve language skills through sentence expansion, categorizing and sequencing activities, and deductive reasoning methods.

Summer program team

ASDEC Clinical Directors lead the summer program team. Summer Program Director Traude Smith, CALT has a masters degree in education and has been teaching students with learning differences since 1985. Serving alongside as a clinical supervisor is Mona Iyer, CALT a Certified Montessori Teacher with over 23 years experience as a Montessori teacher and over 8 years as a Certified Academic Therapist.

Donna Brooks, CALT, Donna L. Brooks is an ALTA-certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and IDA certified Dyslexia Therapist and ASDEC Supervisor.  She is the founder of Moving Muscles. This program is specifically used for the ASDEC Summer Program and allows children the ability to become better coordinated, working on total body motion while addressing mid-line, hypotonia, dyspraxia challenges. Most importantly, the children have fun while doing this. Donna is also the founder of Blessings Through Dyslexia, an intervention services provider. She is also certified as a Myers-Briggs Facilitator, an Equipping Minds (EM) Mediator, a Feuerstein Method Mediator, and The Listening Program (TLP) Provider, Visual and Auditory Assessor through The Listening Program, and an Intern for the Learning Ears Program. Donna is currently enrolled in a Masters of Counseling Program at Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana. She is retired from the United States Air Force. Donna and her daughter, Grace, understand the challenges and blessings that come with having dyslexia.

In addition to our Program Director, Academic Therapists will work one-on-one and in small groups with students. Therapists meet each day with the Program Director to review the child’s progress and plan the next session. 

Cost

$2,150 for four-week program

Step 1:  Complete online pre-registration along with payment of non-refundable deposit

Step 2; Send student's educational testing to eoneill@asdec.org

Step 3: After staff review testing, student will be invited to meet with summer program director for intake and placement.





Summer Math Program

July 5-22, 2022
Middle School:  9:30-11:00  

Grade 4&5 Math Foundations: 11:45-1:00

Algebra Prep: 1:30-3:00 

Pre-registration now open


SUMMER MATH PROGRAM ONSITE 

The ASDEC Multisensory Math Summer Institute is designed to serve students with language-based learning disabilities and related difficulties. It utilizes evidence-based practices and is reflective of applications of neuroscience supporting instructional strategies in teaching and learning mathematics.

Students work in a group setting using the Concrete to Representational to Abstract instructional sequence. They utilize hands-on manipulatives as they explore math concepts. Though we support the use of accommodations for independent work, test and quizzes. The ASDEC program does not use calculators or technology for math fact retrieval.  We focus on teaching fewer facts at a time to develop mastery over time. Students should be expected to build a stronger conceptual understanding of the structure of our number system and build math reasoning to support future experiences in math.  This program is designed to help clarify previous unfinished learning in mathematics and solidify underlying concepts which support future success.

Students will receive a binder with classwork as well as practice materials and a sample of manipulatives for use in supporting further instruction or support work with a trained professional.  

Who should attend?

Multisensory Math:  Foundation Skills Review For Rising 4th and 5th Grader Students

The Foundation Skills Review is appropriate for rising 4th and 5th grade students who have language-based and/or related disabilities and who have significant gaps in their skills and conceptual foundations. We will cover basic numeracy patterns along with place value concepts, addition & subtraction, and multiplication & division concepts, as well as basic fraction concepts. This program is not designed to drill math facts but to provide the reasoning and patterns behind them.  Students will interact with math concepts through hands-on practice with manipulative objects, visual representations and games to reinforce skills.  Students must commit to attending all three weeks of the program and no exceptions will be allowed.  Students must be able to function in a group as well as independently with instructor support.  

Get ready for Middle School: Rising 6th and 7th  gra

This summer review program is appropriate for rising 6th and 7th grade students who have language based and/or related disabilities who have significant gaps in their skills and conceptual foundations. We will cover basic numeracy and place value concepts with a focus on fractions as they relate to whole numbers. We will explore the concepts surrounding multiplication and division but we will not drill math facts for rote memory.  Rather we will explore patterns which aid reasoning and memory in a more humane way of addressing these deficits common to students with language-based disabilities.  We will stress the long division algorithm, and multidigit arithmetic which form the core of middle school math.  Our final week will be devoted to fraction and decimal concepts. Students must commit to attending all three weeks of the program and no exceptions will be allowed.  Students must be able to function in a group as well as independently with instructor support. 

Algebra Prep: Rising 7th-9th graders

This summer program will focus on skills necessary for performance in pre-algebra and algebra.  We will explore numeracy and place value along with fractions and decimals to see relationships in operations. Students will review solving one and two stage equations, integers, radicals and linear functions. They will build models for linear relationships and learn the foundations of slope intercept form along with graphing lines to model real life applications.  Students must commit to attending all three weeks of the program and no exceptions will be allowed.  They must be able to function in a group setting and independently with instructor support.  


Location: St. Andrew the Apostle School Silver Spring

Summer program team

Marilyn Zecher will be the lead teacher and supervising teacher at all levels of instruction.  A nationally certified Academic Language Therapist and former classroom/demonstration teacher, Ms Zecher is a specialist in applying multisensory Orton-Gillingham based strategies to a variety of content areas. She trains nationally for the Multisensory Training Institute of the nonprofit Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center in Rockville. ASDEC Math Specialists join Ms. Zecher's highly qualified team support all instruction one-to-one and in small groups. 

Registration

Costs: 

 $1500 for the three week program plus a non-refundable application fee.


 




Middle-High School Program

Summer Program 2022
July 5-15, 2022

9:30-11:30 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


Middle-High School Program: Study Skills and Writing – Grades 7-11 

Middle and high school students must complete increasingly challenging writing assignments across the curriculum. Most students, however, have not mastered the grammar and language skills necessary to become effective and confident writers. ASDEC’s middle/high school specialists use state-of-the art multisensory strategies to help students improve reading, grammar, writing, and study skills in a lively small group setting. The program provides students with some of the most critical and necessary skills required for academic writing at the secondary level.  Students will learn the multisensory process approach to improve sentences, paragraphs, and multi-paragraph essays.

Study skills instruction is embedded within the academic writing curriculum and will focus on time management, organization, vocabulary development, text annotation, webbing, summarizing, and source citation.  Students will learn techniques that significantly improve comprehension and memory. Additionally, they will use software tools that aid in mastery of content information and organization.

Who should Attend?

Students entering grades 7-11 in the Fall  of 2022 who currently are struggling in school .

What will they learn?

Pre-tests and post-tests administered in past summer programs reveal significant gains for participants in grammar and writing. Parents also report that their children demonstrate improved ability to complete short and long-term projects independently and on time.

Location: St. Andrew the Apostle, Silver Spring, MD

Summer program team

Laurie Moloney, CALT is the lead instructor.  With 20 years of experience as an Academic Language Therapist, Ms. Moloney specializes in teaching students to read and spell fluently; take notes from textbooks, literature, and lecture; remember what they read and hear using powerful memory strategies; enlarge their vocabulary exponentially through the study of Greek and Latin morphemes; write well; manage their time and school materials effectively; and self-advocate. 

Cost

 $1,100 plus a non-refundable application fee.

Step 1:  Complete online pre-registration along with payment of non-refundable deposit

Step 2; Send student's educational testing to eoneill@asdec.org

Step 3: After staff review testing, student will be invited to meet with summer program director for intake and placement.



Summer Math Virtual Program

July 5-22, 2022 

MIDDLE SCHOOL: 9:30-10:30 daily

Registration now open: four spaces only

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ALGEBRA PREP: 11:00-12:00 daily

Registration now open for online Algebra Prep.

Only four spaces available


Summer Math:  virtual  Grades 5 and above

ASDEC’s Summer  Math Programs provide students with a unique opportunity “think outside the book” as they use hands-on applications to experience a variety of math concepts and applications. This camp will focus on multiplication and division concepts & procedures, fraction-decimal-percent relationships, concepts & operations, and basic equation solving.  This camp will also include fluency practice for math facts needed to support calculations.

Who should attend?

Get ready for Middle School: Rising sixth graders and above.

Algebra Prep: Rising seventh graders and above. From 11:00-12:00 daily

Location: ONLINE

Summer program team

Marilyn Zecher supervising teacher overseeing instruction delivered by  highly qualified team of ASDEC trained math specialists. 

Registration

Students must register for a placement assessment.. 

Costs: 

 $1200  plus a non-refundable application fee.

Step 1:  Complete online pre-registration along with payment of non-refundable deposit

Step 2;  Meet online with instructor for placement assessment.


 




How to Apply


Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Non- refundable Application Fee
    • A recent (within two years) psycho-educational evaluation


Application Process

    1. Complete online pre-registration form
    2. Pay application fee
    3. Submit your child’s testing to us at eoneill@asdec.org
    4. ASDEC will review testing and contact you regarding next steps
    5. If your child is accepted into the summer program we ask that you complete payment for the program.

Please note: Students must enroll in one math camp only. They may not be registered for both the Middle School and The Algebra Prep Camp.



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Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-762-2414
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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.


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