“As a middle school reading specialist, I was voted "Teacher of the Year" in Maryland, but it was not until I completed the Sounds In Syllables course that I can now proudly state that I am a specialist in reading”.
– Jennifer Galvez, Academic Therapist
Researchers estimate that 10-15% of the U.S. population is dyslexic;
yet only five of every 100 receive some form of intervention.
What does ASDEC do
In 2000, Claire Nissenbaum, F/AOGP. M.A., CAT founded ASDEC to help dyslexic children and adults overcome potentially life-long barriers to learning. Along with the clinical psychologist Betty Levinson, with whom she had partnered since 1974, Ms. Nissenbaum developed the only training center in the Washington, DC region that offers IMSLEC accredited, IDA endorsed evidence-based structured, multisensory techniques in language skills (decoding, fluency, spelling, writing, vocabulary, and comprehension), math.
ASDEC is a regional leader for training, support, and advocacy of evidence-based multisensory teaching strategies essential for individuals who are dyslexic or have learning differences. As a nationally accredited professional development center, ASDEC trains and certifies Academic Therapists and educates teachers, tutors, parents, and school leaders in effective methods to help individuals who are dyslexic or have other learning differences. Through our efforts, we enable individuals to achieve success, to acquire increased confidence in their talents, and to realize their full potential.