Elementary Program Virginia

ASDEC brings our Summer Elementary Program to Virginia
July 9-August 2, 2018 from 9:30-11:30

ASDEC provides the only Orton-Gillingham Based program endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association in the Washington, DC region. The program provides intensive instruction in reading, writing, spelling, and handwriting. Physical movement is added to the visual and auditory stimuli to provide multisensory learning. The hands-on aspect of the structured routines facilitates attention and concentration. The careful development of conceptual understanding and the high level of repetition reinforce memory. All activities build on the mastery of skills, which helps students build self-esteem as they experience success each day.

Who should Attend?
Students who currently are struggling in school and require special accommodations as specified in an IEP or some other educational plan.  


Multisensory Language Training
ASDEC’s Sounds In Syllables teaches phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and comprehension procedures that focus attention, improve memory, and reduce anxiety.
Verbal Expression/Reading Comprehension
Through interactive activities and games, students improve language skills through sentence expansion, categorizing and sequencing activities, and deductive reasoning methods.

Application Requirements
    •    Online Application
    •    Non- refundable Application Fee
    •    A recent (within two years) psycho-educational evaluation
    •    Your child’s most recent grade report and any other recent assessments

Application Process
  1. Complete online registration form
  2. Pay application fee
  3. Submit your child's testing to us at questions@asdec.org
  4. ASDEC swill review testing and contact you regarding next steps
  5. If your child is accepted into the summer program we ask that you complete payment for the program.
NEW LOCATION: The Newton School 45985 Nokes Boulevard, Sterling, VA
$2,100 for four-week program
A 50% deposit is due upon acceptance, with the balance due by May 1st.  Please do not send any tuition payments until your student has been accepted.

Summer Program Team
Deborah Spear, M.Ed., CALT, is a Clinical Supervisor and Certified Academic Language Therapist at ASDEC. She formerly worked for Fairfax County Public Schools as a special education teacher, educational diagnostician, and as a Learning Disabilities Department Chair. Deborah has been in private practice since 2002 and holds certifications in Sounds in Syllables, Scottish Rite Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Language Systems, and Junior Great Books.  She has further training in Lindamood-Bell systems and Handwriting Without Tears.  Deborah brings her vast experience in specialized Orton-Gillingham instruction to ASDEC's new Summer Program in Virginia.

Donna Brooks, CALT, Donna L. Brooks is an ALTA-certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and IDA certified Dyslexia Therapist and ASDEC Supervisor.  She is the founder of Moving Muscles. This program is specifically used for the ASDEC Summer Program and allows children the ability to become better coordinated, working on total body motion while addressing mid-line, hypotonia, dyspraxia challenges. Most importantly, the children have fun while doing this. Donna is also the founder of Blessings Through Dyslexia, an intervention services provider. She is also certified as a Myers-Briggs Facilitator, an Equipping Minds (EM) Mediator, a Feuerstein Method Mediator, and The Listening Program (TLP) Provider, Visual and Auditory Assessor through The Listening Program, and an Intern for the Learning Ears Program. Donna is currently enrolled in a Masters of Counseling Program at Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana. She is retired from the United States Air Force. Donna and her daughter, Grace, understand the challenges and blessings that come with having dyslexia.

In addition to our Program Director, Academic Therapists will work one-on-one and in small groups with students. Therapists meet each day with the Program Director to review the child’s progress and plan the next session. 

22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301.762.2414  
email: questions @ asdec.org

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