ASDEC for Children
ASDEC provides the only summer program in the DC region that is lead by Certified Academic Language Therapists teaching struggling learners. 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.
For close to two decades, 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.
ASDEC has over 20 years of experience serving children directly during the summer programs bringing the best components of our research-based training into the classroom.. We also have years of experience teaching students online, now an essential component during this pandemic. The Summer Program is for students who currently are struggling in school and require special accommodations as specified in an IEP or some other educational testing.
ASDEC Elementary Academic Therapy Clinic – Grades 2-6: One space left for Onsite Program in Herndon, VA.
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?
What will they learn? Students work one-to-one with an academic therapist in the following:
Summer Math Program
July 10-28, 2023
Grades 4-5: 8:30-9:30
Grades 6-7: from 10:00-11:30
Grades 8-9 from 12:00-1:30
SUMMER MATH PROGRAM ONSITE
The ASDEC Multisensory Math Summer Institute is designed to serve students with language-based learning disabilities and related difficulties. It utilizes evidence-based practices and is reflective of applications of neuroscience supporting instructional strategies in teaching and learning mathematics.
Students work in a group setting using the Concrete to Representational to Abstract instructional sequence. They utilize hands-on manipulatives as they explore math concepts. Though we support the use of accommodations for independent work, test and quizzes. The ASDEC program does not use calculators or technology for math fact retrieval. We focus on teaching fewer facts at a time to develop mastery over time. Students should be expected to build a stronger conceptual understanding of the structure of our number system and build math reasoning to support future experiences in math. This program is designed to help clarify previous unfinished learning in mathematics and solidify underlying concepts which support future success.
Students will receive a binder with classwork as well as practice materials and a sample of manipulatives for use in supporting further instruction or support work with a trained professional.
Who should attend?
Location: St. Andrew the Apostle School Silver Spring
$1500 for the three week program plus a non-refundable application fee.
Step 1: Complete online pre-registration along with payment of non-refundable deposit
Step 2; Send student's educational testing to [email protected]-Testing is Required
Step 3: After staff review testing, student will be invited to meet with summer program director for intake and placement.
Middle-High School ProgramSummer Program 2023
July 10-21, 2023
Middle-High School Program: Study Skills and Writing – Grades 7-11
Middle and high school students must complete increasingly challenging writing assignments across the curriculum. Most students, however, have not mastered the grammar and language skills necessary to become effective and confident writers. ASDEC’s middle/high school specialists use state-of-the art multisensory strategies to help students improve reading, grammar, writing, and study skills in a lively small group setting. The program provides students with some of the most critical and necessary skills required for academic writing at the secondary level. Students will learn the multisensory process approach to improve sentences, paragraphs, and multi-paragraph essays.
Study skills instruction is embedded within the academic writing curriculum and will focus on time management, organization, vocabulary development, text annotation, webbing, summarizing, and source citation. Students will learn techniques that significantly improve comprehension and memory. Additionally, they will use software tools that aid in mastery of content information and organization.
Who should Attend?
What will they learn?
Location: St. Andrew the Apostle, Silver Spring, MD
Summer program team
Summer Math Live Online
Information available in 2023
Summer Math: Contact us for referrals to online math specialists
Students in grades 2-6 will work one to one with an Academic Language Therapist three times per week for 50 minutes. Clinical supervisors will observe student progress on a weekly basis to monitor student response. Parent/Guardians will receive progress reports at the end of the 7-week program. Financial assistance is available to students currently enrolled in Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS - proof of receipt required with program registration).
Students in grades 2-6, 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.
Through interactive activities and games, students improve language skills through sentence expansion, categorizing and sequencing activities, and deductive reasoning methods.
February 27 - April 21, 2023 (No sessions during the week of April 3)
Cost:$1,000 plus $100 non-refundable application fee
Location: Varies, some onsite space available.
ASDEC faculty work directly with elementary, middle school, and high school students in our intensive summer program where students raise their reading and writing skills dramatically by working one to one with highly trained and closely supervised staff. In addition, ASDEC is developing clinics located throughout the region that will assist students with writing, math and study skills.
ASDEC therapists also teach dyslexic adults how to read giving them the literacy skills they need to enter the workplace and participate more fully in the community.
"I just wanted to send a quick note to update you on my son AJ. He loved the ASDEC summer reading course. On the last day, he quietly turned to his mom and asked, “Can I go to reading camp again next summer?” We think it really helped to feel normal, and to have a cohort."
- Parent of summer elementary student
ASDEC Intensive Reading Programs
For close to two decades, 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.
Certified Academic Therapists
ASDEC therapists work with students for a minimum of three times per week. Accreditation through the International Multisensory Language Education Council (IMSLEC) ensures that students receive an approved Orton-Gillingham Based Reading curriculum. ASDEC is the only IMSLEC training center in the Washington, DC area that has received a direct endorsement from the International Dyslexia Association for meeting its rigorous Knowledge and Practice Standards for Reading Instruction.
We provide direct referral services to our Academic Language Therapists. Please contact us to schedule an intake meeting by phoning us at 301-762-2414 or sending an email to que[email protected].. To join our Academic Therapy Wait list, click here.
When evaluating the credentials of reading specialist, the International Dyslexia Association recommends using their EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS guide. ASDEC therapists meet all of these standards.