"Our son Adam is bright, dyslexic, and dysgraphic. We've had a couple lucky breaks in helping him with his learning differences. One of them was his attendance at the ASDEC summer program after his 1st grade year. ASDEC is special in that your child will work one-on-one with a certified language therapist. Your child will receive instruction that is tailored for him; her progress is based on her understanding of material, not the group's mastery of material.
Following the summer program, ASDEC will match your child to a language therapist whose schedule and location matches yours, so your child can continue to work to become a fluent reader. Adam has worked with his therapist for the past two school years, both in-person and on-line. He'll continue to work with her this summer and next school year. He's made tremendous progress. He is in 3rd grade now and reads above grade-level, though slowly and tires quickly for a child his age. His therapist believes that by the end of next year, he'll be a fluent reader..
The summer program at ASDEC was a worthwhile investment for our family. I hope the on-line delivery puts it in reach of more families whose schedules wouldn't accommodate the in-person program. (Parent of ASDEC summer student)
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:
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 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]
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 January 2023
Summer Math: virtual Grades 5 and above
ASDEC’s Summer Math Programs provide students with a unique opportunity “think outside the book” as they use hands-on applications to experience a variety of math concepts and applications. This camp will focus on multiplication and division concepts & procedures, fraction-decimal-percent relationships, concepts & operations, and basic equation solving. This camp will also include fluency practice for math facts needed to support calculations.
Who should attend? Rising sixth graders and above.