“After the summer program, my son started reading books, signs and cereal boxes: all the things he struggled to understand before he attended the program.” - Parent of a 2nd grade ASDEC summer student
ASDEC serves children directly during the summer programs bringing the best components of our research-based training into the classroom. Sessions take place in Rockville, McLean and St. Mary's County.
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, study skills, and handwriting and math. Physical movement along with 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. Courses include:
Multisensory Language Training
ASDEC’s Sounds In Syllables teaches phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and comprehension procedures that focus attention, improve memory, and reduce anxiety.
Multisensory Math (Rockville Only)
ASDEC-trained Math Specialists from the Lab School and the Chelsea School bring years of experience to our summer programs. Students learn place value, memory of basic facts, and basic operations through games, songs, and other multisensory techniques.
Through interactive activities and games, students improve language skills through sentence expansion, categorizing and sequencing activities, and deductive reasoning methods.
Writing and Study Skills
ASDEC master teachers use state-of-the art multisensory strategies to help students improve reading, grammar, writing, and study skills in a lively small group setting.
For over 17 years, ASDEC master teachers have been delivering the most powerful Orton-Gillingham teaching methods to students during our summer program. Our elementary students work with Academic Therapists one to one and in small groups while older students work in small groups with senior ASDEC faculty members.
In addition, ASDEC-trained Math Specialists bring years of experience to our summer programs.
Pre and Post test results indicate significant achievements for students. Students re-gain confidence in themselves as they experience academic success every day.