Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center

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

    • January 12, 2015
    • 6:00 AM
    • March 20, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Distance
    • 7

    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.

     January 12 - March 20, 2015


    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

    • February 07, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Newton School, Sterling VA
    Understanding Writing Assignments - For Parents, Tutors, and other Educators February 7, 2015 from 9:00-12:00:  

    Writing assignments have become increasingly more complicated for students in all grades. While students in middle school struggle with multi-step directions for essay questions on an exam, students--even as young as kindergarten--are asked to construct paragraphs. As a result, students (and their parents!) often become overwhelmed by the writing assignment. This workshop offers specific instruction on how to approach writing assignments for students in grades kindergarten-8. Participants will learn how to chunk an assignment, "plan it out", incorporate manipulatives, and utilize graphic organizers.

    • February 07, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Newton School, Sterling VA
    Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop for Classroom Teachers 1:00-4:00
    Mary McAndrews, CALT presents this workshop to support teachers in their efforts to prepare well-constructed, organized, and effective writing assignments. Increasing academic expectations for students in all grades require teachers to incorporate more extensive writing assignments into their daily curriculum.  This greater demand for writing beginning as early as kindergarten presents a challenge to both the teacher and the student. The teacher is expected to know how to create effective assignments that meet the needs of diverse learners.  The students who may have limited experience with writing or who may struggle with written expression have difficulty "showing what they know" on assessments. Workshop participants learn a multisensory process approach that best supports students to become better writers.

    • February 15, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • May 10, 2015
    • 1:30 AM
    • Online
    • 18

    Required for Therapy Level Certification

    This online course is Ideal for teachers, tutors, and parents who want to assist students using strategies to improve executive functioning, test-taking skills, and comprehension.  Rapid results include improved comprehension and grades.

    Participants also will learn to provide students with an overview of phonics and general study skills.  

    Graduate Credit is available for this course for an additional fee.

    • June 22, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • July 03, 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • ASDEC, 22 West Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD
    • 15
    LANGUAGE 1: SOUNDS IN SYLLABLES: Required for Therapy Level Certification

    ASDEC faculty present Sounds In Syllables (SIS), one of the most powerful Orton-Gillingham based methods designed to teach reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension). These methods integrate research-based evidence from neurology, cognitive sciences, psychology, speech-language pathology, and linguistics to produce the most durable remediation for students with even the most severe learning disabilities.

    When: 6/22- July 3, 2015

    Where: The Siena School, 1300 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901


    Graduate Credit is available for this course for an additional fee


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

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