Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center

The Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).  Established in 2000, ASDEC's foundation is based on more than three decades of educational experience serving students with language-based learning disabilities. ASDEC's graduate-level training in structured multisensory language instruction enables teachers, tutors, parents and other educators to teach success to students with even the most severe learning disabilities.

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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, study skills, and handwriting and math. Physical movement along with visual and auditory stimuli help students build self-esteem as they experience success each day.

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Space still available for

Multisensory Summer Math
with Marilyn Zecher
Registration now open


Interested in Becoming an 
Academic Therapist?

Please contact us to schedule a visit to our summer clinics.

ASDEC offers the only training center in the Washington DC area endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association for meeting its knowledge and practice standards.




Language 1 Sounds In Syllables
St. Mary's County: Registration open

ASDEC Training for Parents and Teachers

NEW Workshop: Sold Out

Parent Workshop: Reading and Math
ASDEC's top Multisensory Math specialist, Marilyn Zecher, CALT and Early Childhood expert, Mona Iyer, CALT will present the research and rationale on why some children  struggle in math and reading.  

Next  Early Literacy Workshop: September  14-15 and September 21-22, 2019. Registration opens soon. 

Multisensory Math 1 Summer Online:  July 13-September 21, 2019 Registration open


ASDEC Services

 Based on over 18  years 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.

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.

Advocacy: One Maryland Teacher Speaks Out

When we KNOW that 60% of Maryland students can not pass proficiency tests for reading, this third grade teacher's revelation in her own words, is very powerful.

"Let's think about this...I, a General Ed. teacher, have a class of 30 amazing kids. My 4 team members (also General Ed. Teachers) have a class of their own. They too have classes ranging from 28-31 amazing kids. Huge group of third graders, right?!  ...KEEP GOING...

To clarify Gen. Ed. Teachers' responsibilities: My team teaches Science (includes READING AND WRITING), Social Studies (INCLUDES READING AND WRITING), Math (Includes READING AND WRITING) yes, math  , Grammar (obvious) READING , WRITING in response to READING, Essay WRITING, and Health (I think u get it).

....Who still wants to be a teacher???

...Keep going...

My class alone includes:

        • 3 English Language Learners
        • 5 Below Grade Level Readers
        • 9 on-grade Level Readers
        • 13 Above Grade Readers (I split into 2 Reading Groups)

TOTAL OF 5 READING GROUPS!!! Wowza, right?!

...stay with me on this...

Not ONE child, in the ENTIRE TEAM, has a DIAGNOSIS of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, nor Dyscalculia.

Now, check this out...

see pic #decodingdyslexia

#EarlyIdentification #WeMustDoBetterMaryland  #1in5 #WeKnowWhatWorks #TeachersMustSpeakOut 

Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center
22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301.762.2414

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