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ASDEC Summer Program

“After the summer program, my son started reading books, signs and cereal boxes: all the things he struggled to understand before he attended the program.” 

– Parent of a 2nd grade ASDEC summer student


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

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 serves children directly during the summer programs bringing the best components of our research-based training into the classroom. Sessions take place in Rockville, Northern Virginia., and St. Mary's County 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.

Please see the list of Summer Programs below.



Elementary Summer Program Rockville

Summer Program 2020
July 7-31, 2020
9:00 – 12:00


ASDEC Elementary Summer Program Rockville – 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?

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

Multisensory Math 
Students learn place value, memory of basic facts, and basic operations through games, songs, and other multisensory techniques.

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

Location

Rockville, Maryland

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. In addition to our Clinical Directors, Academic Therapists will work one-on-one and in small groups with students. Therapists meet each day with the Clinical Directors to review the child’s progress and plan the next session.  Each week a consulting psychologist observes the children and shares observations with the program team.

Cost

$3,050 for four-week program



Elementary Summer Program Virginia

Summer Program 2020
July 7-31, 2020
9:30-11:30

ASDEC Elementary Summer Program Virginia – 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?

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.

Location

The Newton School
45985 Nokes Boulevard
Sterling, VA

Summer program team

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. 

Costs

$2,100 for four-week program



Readiness for Middle School

Summer Program 2020
July 13-31, 2020
10:00-11:30

Readiness for Middle School Math Camp – Grades 5 and above

ASDEC’s Math Camp provides 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?

Readiness for Middle School Math is for students in grades 5 and above who need a stronger foundation to support work in middle school mathematics.

Location

ASDEC
22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307
Rockville, Maryland

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. 

Costs

$750



Middle-High School Program

Summer Program 2020
July 13-24, 2020
9:00-11:30


Middle-High School Program: Study Skills and Writing – Grades 7-11 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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 who currently are struggling in school and require special accommodations as specified in an IEP or some other educational plan.

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

ASDEC
22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307
Rockville, Maryland

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.

Register Now



Middle-High School Program

Summer Program 2020
July 13-31, 2020 
12:00 -1:30 PM


Summer Math: Algebra I Prep – Grades 7-11

ASDEC’s Math Camp provides students with a unique opportunity “think outside the book” as they use hands-on applications to experience a variety of math concepts and applications.

Who should attend?

This camp is for students in grade 7 and above who need to review or practice basic algebra strategies to support assure continuing success in Algebra I.

What will they learn?

This pre-algebra camp will focus on concepts and skills which provide a firm basis for entering  Algebra I.  It will include a review of fractions, decimals and percent relationships & operations, equation solving, ratios, integers, squares and roots, graphing and an introduction to linear functions.

Location

ASDEC
22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307
Rockville, Maryland

Instructor

Marilyn Zecher will be the lead teacher and supervising teacher at all levels of instruction. .

Cost

$750


How to Apply


Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Non- refundable Application Fee
    • A recent (within two years) psycho-educational evaluation
    • Your child’s most recent grade report and any other recent assessments


Application Process

Applications will open in 2020.

    1. Complete online registration form
    2. Pay application fee
    3. Submit your child’s testing to us at questions@asdec.org
    4. ASDEC swill 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 enrol in one math camp only. They may not be registered for both the Middle School and The Algebra Prep Camp.



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17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 201
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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