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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)


ASDEC Reach for Success Summer Programs in Reading, Math, Writing and Study Skills For Students in Elementary- High School:  Registration Now Open for Bethesda Location.

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.

ONLY A FEW SPACES  WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ONSITE PROGRAMS



Elementary Summer Program Summer Program 2021

ONSITE LOCATION: BETHESDA

July 6-30, 2021
9:30-11:30

ONSITE LOCATION:

HERNDON

July 6-30, 2021 9:30-11:30

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Afternoon Online  Session: 1:30-3:30 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN



ASDEC Elementary Academic Therapy Clinic – Grades 2-6: 

SOLD OUT

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. 


MARYLAND ONSITE Location 9:30-11:30 : St. Bartholomew Catholic School


VIRGINIA ONSITE Location 9:30-11:30: King Abdullah Academy

Afternoon Online  Session: 1:30-3:30 - REGISTER

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 12-30, 2021
Middle School:  9:30-11:00

Algebra Prep: 11:30 - 1:00

Pre-registration now open


SUMMER MATH PROGRAM ONSITE 

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 program 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 (CURRENT GRADE 5 AND ABOVE).

Algebra Prep: Rising seventh graders and above.

Location: St. Bart's Catholic School, Bethesda

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

Students must register for a placement assessment.. Click here for details and see below.

Costs: 

 $500/week  plus a non-refundable application fee.

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

Step 2; ASDEC will mail pre-assessment to family

Step 3: Student will complete pre-assessment and return by mail.

Step 4:ASDEC staff will contact parent with program placement.

 




Middle-High School Program

Summer Program 2020
July 6-16, 2021

9:30-11:00 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 2021 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: Bethesda

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 12-30, 2021 

Middle School: 2:00-3:30

Algebra Prep: 3:30-5:00


PRE-REGISTRATION NOW  OPEN


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.

Location: ONLINE

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

Students must register for a placement assessment.. Click here for details and see below.

Costs: 

 $500/week  plus a non-refundable application fee.

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

Step 2; ASDEC will mail pre-assessment to family

Step 3: Student will complete pre-assessment and return by mail.

Step 4:ASDEC staff will contact parent with program placement.

 




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 2021.

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



ASDEC - Dyslexia Therapy, Training, and Parent Advocacy

17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 201
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-762-2414
Email: questions@asdec.org

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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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