Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit training and advocacy center dedicated to preventing academic failure through evidence-based multisensory reading and math instruction. ASDEC is THE only training center in Maryland that is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and is endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). We provide support to to educators and school district leaders, deliver information and resources to families, and offer direct services to all learners from pre-school through adults to assure reading and math success.
Montgomery County Public High School teacher Zoe Coor helped her student soar toward his dream of playing on his high school basketball team. By delivering high dosage instruction using the Orton-Gillngham-based Sounds In Syllables curriculum, Ms. Coor helped her student overcome years of reading struggles so that now his dreams of post-secondary education and a career helping others seem within reach. Ms. Coor, a highly trained and experienced reading teacher needed the specialized training and mentoring provided in her academic language therapy program to help high school students like Ty learn foundational reading skills in a multisensory, sequential, systematic, and structured curriculum. This takes hard work and practice first for the instructor and then for the student. It takes training and teamwork to close the achievement gap--and Ms. Coor and Ty are making this a reality. Contact us to find out how you can help students overcome the trauma of failure and the joy of success.
ONLY FOUR SPACES REMAIN FOR OUR NEXTLANGUAGE 1: SOUNDS IN SYLLABLES TRAINING COURSE
REGISTER for our online information session October 13 at 7:30 p.m.
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Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Marilyn Zecher's 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.
Next Course: January 13-April 7, 2023
Language 3 - Sounds In Syllables
Required for Therapy Level Certification
ASDEC faculty present Sounds In Syllables (SIS), Level 2. This is by invitation only.
This will be live instruction with Jennifer Appleton and Barbara Marbury, there will also be up to 8 hours of asynchronous training of SIS Levels 2&3.
Next Course: April 2023
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DELIVER THE HIGHEST QUALITY LITERACY AND NUMERACY EDUCATION TO STUDENTS MOST IN NEED!
We are so grateful to all of you who have made donations to support our work with students at risk of failure. Your help is needed to sustain the Harriet Tubman Scholars Program serving Title 1 second and third graders in Silver Spring. Please consider making a donation today.
$50 will provide learning materials
$100 will support one student for one month
$1000 will support one student for one year.
Through ASDEC’s diagnostic and prescriptive instructional methods our volunteer tutors are identifying core deficits and building mastery through structured procedures and FUN GAMES! The kids are fantastic! They love coming each Saturday and their parents are so grateful. The kids literally leave the sessions singing and dancing about the lessons.
ASDEC Academic Therapist Laurie Moloney designed this clinic to bring therapy level instruction to families who typically cannot afford private therapy. Thanks to a grant secured by Ronnetta Stanley of Loud Voices Together, Laurie’s dream of bringing high quality programming to students is now a reality for 10 wonderful scholars. WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE CAN HELP MORE STUDENTS!
"This is what I have been wanting to learn for years. I look forward to practicing these skills. Every teacher should have this knowledge and practice teaching these multisensory methods. Every child would benefit from this type of instruction. If I'd been taught to do this in my undergraduate years, a lot of people, including my son would not have had to struggle with ineffective curriculum." - Holly Colasacco
Our staff includes Certified Academic Language Therapists, Psychologists, authors of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters on effective reading instruction.
ASDEC is accredited by the International Mulitsensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), one of two organizations in the US to receive the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) endorsement for meeting teacher training standards in reading.
The IDA standards provide a comprehensive, research-supported documentation of what every teacher needs to know and be able to demonstrate, whether they are teaching students with dyslexia, other struggling readers, or the general student population.
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We raise public awareness about the need to identify and remediate dyslexia and other learning differences with the most effective evidence-based multisensory techniques.
Based on close to two decades of experience teaching and training specialists in the field of Dyslexia education, ASDEC is in a unique position to assist parents with the complex array of services that exist in the Washington, DC area.
ASDEC also delivers direct services to students through our summer program for children aged 7-15 and through our Nationally Certified Academic Therapists who serve students of all ages including adults who struggle with reading and math.
We provide phone consultations and conduct parent seminars and information sessions.
We provide referrals for students and adults who need intensive, individualized instruction.
We provide direct instructional services to children who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.
We provide classes to help adults who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.
ASDEC trains, certifies and supports Academic Therapists to deliver evidence-based multisensory instruction in reading, spelling, written language, mathematics, and study skills to students who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.
We train teachers to deliver effective multisensory educational strategies and we provide ongoing professional development to Academic Therapists, teachers and other educational leaders in evidence-based multisensory teaching strategies.