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ASDEC Onsite Courses

ASDEC faculty teach a series of courses at our Rockville location that prepare individuals for certification as Academic Therapists. These courses are also open to teachers, parents, and other educators who are interested in learning the most effective multisensory strategies for teaching reading and math. We provide graduate credits through Trinity University Washington that can be used for teacher certification, salary increments, or for re-certification/seat hours, where applicable

Announcements: NEW COURSE 

Early Reading and Screening Course integrates Multisensory and Montessori methods proven to PREVENT reading failure.  Next Course:

March 30-31 and April 6-7 , 2019 in Rockvile. Registration opens soon. Trinity Graduate Credit will be available for an extra fee. INFORMATION IS BELOW  EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Click here for additional information.

Study Skills and Learning Strategies (Winter)

Instructor:  Dr. Anthony Henley

Course Description: Evidence-based methods to help students improve executive functioning, test-taking skills, and comprehension. Instruction is based primarily on the SKORE method developed by Claire Nissenbaum, a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and Founder of ASDEC. Participants will also learn to provide students with an overview of phonics and general study skills. In addition, they will learn how to boost test-taking skills that emphasize understanding directions and identifying key words. 

Study Skills is one of four required courses for Academic Therapy (AT) Certification. Participants may begin their AT training with this course.

Next Class: February 2 - April 13, 2019 with four onsite sessions in our Rockville .

Find out more and register online.

Language 1: Sounds In Syllables: ROCKVILLE and VIRGINIA

Instructor:  Merida Hurkett. CALT

Course Description: ASDEC faculty introduce students to the higher linguistic concepts taught from level 2 through level 4 of Sounds in Syllables by Sandra Dillon. In addition to learning these concepts, the student will demonstrate multisensory instructional methods for teaching these concepts to their students.

Additional areas of study will include reading in-depth articles and chapters on multisensory instruction by leaders in the field of dyslexia. Areas of concentration will include higher levels in Alphabet skills, Handwriting, Spelling and Verbal Expression as well as discussion of written expression, vocabulary and etymology.

Next Course:

June 17-28, 2019 Monday-Friday from 9:00-4:30

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Language 1  Sounds In Syllables: VIRGINIA -- From 9:00-4:00 on April 28, 2019, May 5, 2019, June 19, 20, 21 and June 24-28

Location:  45965 Nokes Blvd # 120, Sterling, VA

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K-Reading Kickstart: Multisensory Structured Literacy

K-Reading Kickstart Program

The Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC) is pleased to present   K-Reading Kickstart Program, developed by Mona Iyer, AMS, CALT, CDT.  Ms. Iyer is an early childhood reading specialist with over 25 years teaching highly successful strategies for reading, writing, handwriting, and spelling.

K-Reading Kickstart integrates foundational Orton-Gillingham instructional methods with highly effective Montessori strategies for multi-sensory learning.  The objective of this program is to provide a strong foundation in reading, writing and comprehension to young learners. Using evidence-based screeners, teachers will learn how to group students according to their learning needs. 

K-Reading Kickstart delivers a  prescriptive approach to reading and writing  i.e. when a lesson is taught, the curriculum allows grouping of students according to their abilities and progress, and provides time to repeat lessons as required.  This helps student groups to move at a pace that is appropriate for them.  The program provides learning modules in the key areas of phonemic awareness, alphabet skills, phonics, reading, and spelling to help the planning of detailed lessons for the entire year.  The learning modules also help design flexibility into the lessons to cater to the specialized needs of students as appropriate.

Teachers participating in the three-day workshop will receive lesson plans, teacher re-producible masters, and a starter kit of manipulatives.

K-Reading Kickstart instructors will be available to monitor teacher learning and program implementation for up to six months following the training.

Date March 30, 31 and April 6, 7, 2019 from 9:30-3:30

Where:  ASDEC, 17 West Jefferson Street, Rockville

Cost: $650 (for first 4 people to register before January 1) $700 after January 2, 2019.

Materials included, 

For list of Materials, Click here.


Trinity Graduate Credit: Contact Ellen O'Neill at  questions@asdec.org for information and to register

Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center
22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301.762.2414
email: questions@asdec.org

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