Sounds In Syllables is also included in the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Matrix of Multisensory Structured Language Programs. This publication identifies the most effective evidence-based programs using Orton-Gillingham techniques that are critical for teaching students with dyslexia and have been proven successful.
"The support, the resources, the collegiality are all wonderful. I have found my niche.” - Merida Hurkett, ASDEC Clinical DirectorThe Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Languages Education Council (IMSLEC). Established in 2000, ASDEC's foundation is based on more than three decades of educational experience serving students with language-based learning disabilities. ASDEC's graduate-level training in structured multisensory language instruction enables teachers, tutors, parents and other educators to teach success to students with even the most severe learning disabilities.
TrainingWe train, certify and support Academic Therapists to deliver evidence-based multisensory instruction in reading, spelling, written language, mathematics, and study skills to students who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.
We adapt and tailor existing methodologies, and develop new ones, to teach individuals who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.
We train teachers to deliver effective multisensory educational strategies.
We provide ongoing professional development to Academic Therapists, teachers and other educational leaders in evidence-based multisensory teaching strategies.
SupportWe provide phone consultations and conduct parent seminars and information sessions.
We provide referrals for students and adults who need intensive, individualized instruction.
We provide direct instructional services to children who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.
We provide classes to help adults who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.
AdvocacyWe raise public awareness about the need to identify and remediate dyslexia and other learning differences with the most effective evidence-based multisensory techniques.
The Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Association (ASDEC) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
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