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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Become a Certified Specialist In Reading or Math

Sandra Thompson, QI, CALT author of Language Foundations will present this Orton-Gillingham Structured Literacy Curriculum in Rockville this summer. This course prepares  candidates for certification as Academic Language Practitioners (aka Licensed Dyslexia Practitioners).

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Multisensory Math Online: Register Soon because this class always sells out. This course prepares candidates for certification as Math Specialists.



Summer Program Registration Now Open!

Elementary program: July 5-29, 2016 -SOLD OUT

Multisensory Math Camp: July 5-22, 2016

ASDEC provides the Only Orton-Gillingham based academic language training program endorsed by IDA in the Washington, DC area. 

Interested in becoming an Academic Therapist? Contact  Ellen at

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Every day children and families struggle with the impact of dyslexia. 

Children suffer at school and question their abilities and intelligence, parents feel helpless, unable to help their children. You can make the difference by donating to ASDEC. Your support will help train a new generation of teachers and academic therapists specially attuned to these learning differences.

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ASDEC Services

Based on Based on over 15 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.

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