Course and Workshop 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

    • June 14, 2016
    • September 10, 2016
    • NA

    Please sign up for a referral to an available Academic Therapist. ASDEC will refer families to our Academic Therapists in mid-to late July. You will receive an email from us when we find an Academic Therapist with an opening.

    Please note that ASDEC Academic Therapists work with students one-to-one a minimum of three times per week. Academic Therapists may work with your child at a school, library, or home office.

    • September 03, 2016
    • December 03, 2016
    • Online

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    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.
    • September 10, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • November 19, 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • ASDEC, 22 West Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD
    • 6
    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 17, 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 10, 2016
    • 1:30 PM
    • ASDEC, 22 West Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD
    • 0

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    NEURO-PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING DIFFERENCES AND DISORDERS: Online Course

    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 17 - December 10, 2016. 
    Time:   Online
    Where: Online plus three onsite sessions (or three live skype sessions)
    Cost:    $785
    • September 18, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Manor Country Club 14901 Carrolton Road Rockville, MD 20853

    ASDEC Honors: Claire Nissenbaum, Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Dyslexia Community

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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