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Build a successful Academic Language therapy Practice -join our team!

"This is what I have been wanting to learn for years. I look forward to practicing these skills. Every teacher should have this knowledge and practice teaching these multisensory methods. Every child would benefit from this type of instruction. If I'd been taught to do this in my undergraduate years, a lot of people, including my son would not have had to struggle with ineffective curriculum. "  Holly Colasacco. Academic Therapist


1) Register today for Language 1 Sounds In Syllables ONLINE

2) Attend our Online Information Session on March 8 at 7:00 pm. - RSVP now!


1) ASDEC fully supports you with screening and placing students at no extra cost while you are in our training program.

2) ASDEC prepares you for National Certification - we have a 100% pass rate!

3) ASDEC supervisors are ALWAYS there to answer questions and  provide support

4) ASDEC is known throughout the region as the ONLY IMSLEC accredited and IDA endorsed training centers - schools, psychologists, parents, and education advocates refer families to us for services.

5) Career opportunities - you can join our team as a supervisor, instructor, math specialist, writing and study specialist, advocate, etc.


More Information

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.

ASDEC's Academic Therapy Program trains educators in Sounds In Syllables, the most powerful Orton-Gillingham-based approach to teaching reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), sound-spelling, and the foundations of syntax and grammar.  Experienced ASDEC faculty deliver in-depth training courses that prepare Academic Therapists  to work one-to-one with students. 

Therapists must complete 200 class hours and 500 practicum teaching hours under the supervision of ASDEC faculty. This supervised teaching enables therapists to apply the lessons learned in their classes to actual teaching sessions with students under the careful guidance of master teachers. This core element of ASDEC's training program explains why our therapeutic approach is so successful, especially for those students who may have failed to learn under other specialized programs.

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 [email protected].

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.

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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