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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.
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 and math. 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 7 - July 31, 2020
For more information, see Summer Programs.
July 7-July 31, 2020
The Elementary School Summer Program in Virginia provides intensive instruction in reading, writing, spelling, and handwriting. Students work one-to-one and in small groups with ASDEC specialists. All lessons include interactive exercises that build automaticity by improving procedural memory.
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
For more information go to the Middle/High School Summer Program.
Readiness for Middle School Math is for students in grades 5 and above who need a stronger foundation to support work in middle school mathematics, thisprogram will focus on multiplication and division concepts & procedures, fraction-decimal-percent relationships, concepts & operations, and basic equation solving. This program will also include fluency practice for math facts needed to support calculations.
Program Dates: July 13-July 31, 2020
Please send your child's educational testing when completing registration.
Program Dates: July 13-31, 2020 noon-1:30 daily
This pre-algebra program will focus on concepts and skills which provide a firm basis for entering Algebra I. It will include a review of fractions, decimals and percent relationships & operations, equation solving, ratios, integers, squares and roots, graphing and an introduction to linear functions. This program is for students in grade 7 and above who need to review or practice basic algebra strategies to support assure continuing success in Algebra I.
For more information go to the program description.
ASDEC - Dyslexia Therapy, Training, and Parent Advocacy
17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 201Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-762-2414Email: [email protected]
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