Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center
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Every day children and families struggle with the impact of dyslexia.
Children suffer at school and question their abilities and intelligence, parents feel helpless, unable to help their children. You can make the difference by donating to ASDEC. Your support will help train a new generation of teachers and academic therapists specially attuned to these learning differences.
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Based on over 17 years of experience teaching and training specialists in the field of Dyslexia education, ASDEC is in a unique position to assist parents with the complex array of services that exist in the Washington, DC area.
ASDEC also delivers direct services to students through our summer program for children aged 7-15 and through our Nationally Certified Academic Therapists who serve students of all ages including adults who struggle with reading and math.
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.
The IDA standards provide a comprehensive, research-supported documentation of what every teacher needs to know and be able to demonstrate, whether they are teaching students with dyslexia, other struggling readers, or the general student population.
When we KNOW that 60% of Maryland students can not pass proficiency tests for reading, this third grade teacher's revelation in her own words, is very powerful.
"Let's think about this...I, a General Ed. teacher, have a class of 30 amazing kids. My 4 team members (also General Ed. Teachers) have a class of their own. They too have classes ranging from 28-31 amazing kids. Huge group of third graders, right?! ...KEEP GOING...
To clarify Gen. Ed. Teachers' responsibilities: My team teaches Science (includes READING AND WRITING), Social Studies (INCLUDES READING AND WRITING), Math (Includes READING AND WRITING) yes, math , Grammar (obvious) READING , WRITING in response to READING, Essay WRITING, and Health (I think u get it).
....Who still wants to be a teacher???
My class alone includes:
TOTAL OF 5 READING GROUPS!!! Wowza, right?!
...stay with me on this...
Not ONE child, in the ENTIRE TEAM, has a DIAGNOSIS of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, nor Dyscalculia.
Now, check this out...
see pic #decodingdyslexia"