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Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center

“One of the things I was thinking about today is that as a kid I had dyslexia. I had a lot of trouble in school and was put into remedial classes. I thought that I was stupid.” 

Carole Greider, 2009 winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine



SUMMER COURSES FOR EDUCATORS! Become an Academic Therapist.  Click here for information about training requirements and opportunities. 

Join an online discussion with Author Natalie Wexler on February 7The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System and How to Fix It  Registration is now open.

Multisensory Math 1 Online Spring - Registration now open. This class always sells out.

Why the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center

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. 


for educators

ASDEC is the only externally accredited training center that  certifies dyslexia specialists in both structured literacy and math. Our instructors deliver courses and workshops using evidence-based multisensory structured methods. 

Become an Academic Therapist- Information Sessions begin January 2020

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for children

ASDEC offers an intensive summer program where students raise their reading and writing skills dramatically by working one to one with highly trained and closely supervised staff.

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for parents

ASDEC staff provide referrals to diagnosticians who can provide a full range of educational testing and other evaluation services.  If testing results reveal learning disabilities in reading and/or math, ASDEC Clinical Directors will refer parents to ASDEC Academic Therapists.

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ASDEC Accreditation

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.

ASDEC is Accredited by:

Setting the highest quality standards for Multisensory Structured Language Education

IMSLEC accredited training centers meet IDA’s standards for teachers of reading.



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.

Upcoming Courses at ASDEC

Language 1 Sounds In Syllables Rockville and Virginia -- Begin your career as an Academic Therapist!  For information please attend our  Information Sessions in January!











ASDEC - Dyslexia Therapy, Training, and Parent Advocacy

17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 201
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-762-2414
Email: [email protected]

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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.

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