Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center

Course Registration

ASDEC courses are open to the general public. Some courses have prerequisites as indicated in the Courses page. Details on Payments can be found on the Payment page.

All classes are open to educational professionals, tutors and to parents. 

Below please see a list of all upcoming courses.

Upcoming events

    • September 20, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • December 13, 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • ASDEC, 22 West Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD
    • 14
    Required for Therapy Level Certification

    Merida Hurkett, Q.I., CALT  introduces 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.

    Pre-Requisite: Must have successfully completed Language 1. Must be enrolled in ASDEC practicum (supervision).

    Graduate credit available for an additional fee.

    • September 20, 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 13, 2014
    • 1:30 PM
    • ASDEC, 22 West Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD
    • 3

    This course offers full, up-to-the-minute research findings in the brain functions underlying learning, with emphasis on language-learning. Students will learn about the history of psychology, brain structure, brain development, and neurological anomalies that produce learning differences.  

    The course will discuss how to use different intervention strategies based on a better understanding of how neurological conditions affect learning. Specifically, students will learn how to analyze behaviors and create more effective learning environments both in a one-to-one teaching environment as well as in the classroom.

    Students will also learn how to read and analyze neuro-psychological testing to design the most effective learning interventions. This class is ideal for all teachers, academic therapists, tutors and parents who wish to better understand the neurological strengths and weaknesses of their learners.

    Next Course
    When: September 20 - December 13, 2014. 
    Time:   Online
    Where: Online plus two live skype sessions, date to be determined.
    Cost:    $785
    • October 06, 2014
    • 6:00 AM
    • December 06, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Distance
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Fulfills one course requirement for Teaching Level Certification

    Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Multisensory Mathematics I applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the NCTM. Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills and numeracy to place value, operations, fractions and decimals. Participants learn to use manipulatives effectively to reinforce concepts, aid memory and enhance performance for all students. Strategies for helping students learn and retrieve math facts are stressed as well as structured procedures for computational accuracy. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ESL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.

     October 6 - December 6, 2014


    Cost: $775 (includes Shipping and Handling costs for course manual)

    Materials: Participants will receive a list of materials to purchase for class (such as craft sticks and beads)

    Graduate credit available for an additional fee


  ASDEC, 22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307, Rockville, MD 20850
  Phone: 301.762.2414  

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