CERTIFIED ACADEMIC THERAPISTS
ASDEC therapists work with students for a minimum of three times per week. Accreditation through the International Multisensory Language Education Council (IMSLEC) ensures that students receive an approved Orton-Gillingham Based Reading curriculum. ASDEC is the only IMSLEC training center in the Washington, DC area that has received a direct endorsement from the International Dyslexia Association for meeting its rigorous Knowledge and Practice Standards for Reading Instruction.
ASDEC's Academic Therapy Program trains educators in Sounds and Syllables, the most powerful Orton-Gillingham-based approach to teaching reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), sound-spelling, and the foundations of syntax and grammar. Experienced ASDEC faculty deliver in-depth training courses that prepare Academic Therapists to work one-to-one or in small groups with students.
Therapists must complete 200 class hours and 700 practicum teaching hours under the supervision of ASDEC faculty. This supervised teaching enables therapists to apply the lessons learned in their classes to actual teaching sessions with students under the careful guidance of master teachers. This core element of ASDEC's training program explains why our therapeutic approach is so successful, especially for those students who may have failed to learn under other specialized programs.
We provide direct referral services to our Academic Language Therapists. Please contact us to schedule an intake meeting by phoning us at 301-762-2414 or sending an email to email@example.com
When evaluating the credentials of reading specialist, the International Dyslexia Association recommends using their EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS
guide. ASDEC therapists meet all of these standards.