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ASDEC for Children

“My 5th grade son misses his recess and Special Education time to go outside of school to learn Sounds In Syllables. He loves the program. He has said he really feels like he is learning to read. He says he doesn’t mind missing recess because what he is learning makes sense.”

– Parent in Montgomery County Public Schools

ASDEC for students in grades K-12

ASDEC faculty work directly with elementary, middle school, and high school students in our intensive summer program where students raise their reading and writing skills dramatically by working one to one with highly trained and closely supervised staff.  In addition, ASDEC is developing clinics located throughout the region that will assist students with writing, math and study skills.

ASDEC therapists also teach dyslexic adults how to read giving them the literacy skills they need to enter the workplace and participate more fully in the community.

"I just wanted to send a quick note to update you on my son AJ.  He loved the ASDEC summer reading course.  On the last day, he quietly turned to his mom and asked, “Can I go to reading camp again next summer?”  We think it really helped to feel normal, and to have a cohort." 

Parent of summer elementary student

ASDEC Intensive Reading Programs

For close to two decades, years, ASDEC master teachers have been delivering the most powerful Orton-Gillingham teaching methods to students during our summer program. Our elementary students work with Academic Therapists one to one and in small groups while older students work in small groups with senior ASDEC faculty members. In addition, ASDEC-trained Math Specialists bring years of experience to our summer programs.

New this year: Winter Intensive

Certified Academic Therapists

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.

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] To join our Academic Therapy Wait list, click here.

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 100
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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