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ASDEC courses are open to the general public. Some courses have prerequisites as indicated in the Courses page. Details on Payments can be found on the Payment page.

All classes are open to educational professionals, tutors and to parents. 

Below please see a list of all upcoming courses.

Upcoming events

    • January 06, 2021
    • (EST)
    • November 22, 2021
    • (EST)
    • NA
    • 132

    Please sign up for a referral to an available Academic Therapist. ASDEC will refer families to our Academic Therapists.  Most of our therapists have openings during the school day which is the optimal time for instruction. You will receive an email from us when we find an Academic Therapist with an opening.

    Please note that ASDEC Academic Therapists work with students one-to-one a minimum of three times per week. Academic Therapists may work with your child at a school, library, or home office.

    • July 06, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • July 30, 2021
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 0
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    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.

    Program Dates: July 6 July 30, 2021

    For more information, see Summer Programs.

    • August 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • August 27, 2021
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 4

    Required for Practitioner Level Certification 

    This fully integrated curriculum provides direct instruction in phonics (including decoding and spelling), reading comprehension, vocabulary and written language skills.  The scope and sequence begins with simple skills and moves to more complex, spiraling concepts in order to bring students to full literacy.

    Course fee : $850  Materials: $339

    TOTAL: $1,189


    August 23-27, 2021

    • September 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • December 12, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Online
    • 3

    Multisensory Math 1 Online: 

    Instructor: Marilyn Zecher

    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. Participants learn to use manipulatives effectively to reinforce concepts, aid memory and enhance performance for all students. Strategies for helping students learn and retrieve math facts are stressed as well as structured procedures for computational accuracy. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ESL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.

    Program Dates:

    September 17-December 12, 2021
    With two 90 minute online sessions  with instructors - evening and weekend options available. Scheduling of online sessions will occur after the start of the class.

    You will receive instructions to login to the course on the first day of the course. 

    You will receive your math manual  by the first day of the class.

    Refund Policy

    Courses: 50% if withdrawal is at least ten working days before the start of class. No refunds are available less than 10 days prior to the start of class. If a course is sold out, ASDEC will not refund payment at any time For more payment details please go to: http://www.asdec.org/ASDEC_payment 

ASDEC - Dyslexia Therapy, Training, and Parent Advocacy

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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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