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“Your training has changed my teaching forever. I will never teach the same way again. My students went from no reading skills to reading on second grade level in one school year.”

- Marcia Slatkin, Montgomery County, MD, Special Education Teacher

ASDEC offers online distance learning throughout the year. Join educators, administrators and parents from all over the US and overseas participating in ASDEC’s online learning community.



Multisensory Grammar Online: Next Workshop July 20-31, 2020 Registration Now Open

Joy Jacques, CALT former director of ASDEC’s Summer Study Skills program presents a workshop on Multisensory Grammar Instruction.  The presentation, designed for teachers, parents, academic therapists and other educators, presents  multisensory methods for teaching the parts of speech and related basic grammar skills.  

You may view the pre-recorded  workshop  (three and one-half hours) at any time during the course. You will have the opportunity to meet live online with the instructor on 4/23 from 7:30-9:00- p.m.., the session will be recorded if you are not able to attend.

You will also have the opportunity to post questions in a blog in the course page where you will interact with the instructor and other students.

Activities include:

  • Color-Coded Cue Cards for parts of speech
  • Structured, sequential, instruction using concrete, representational, and abstract activities
  • Interactive games for groups and individuals
  • Application of grammatical elements to improve sentence level writing

Cost: $120

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Practitioner Level Course

Multisensory Math 1 ONLINEJuly 5-September 14, 2020

Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Marilyn Zecher’s Multisensory Mathematics I applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the NCTM. Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills and numeracy to place value, operations, fractions and decimals. Participants learn to use manipulatives effectively to reinforce concepts, aid memory and enhance performance for all students. Strategies for helping students learn and retrieve math facts are stressed as well as structured procedures for computational accuracy. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ESL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.

Instructor: Marilyn Zecher

Pre-requisites: None

Shipping of the course manual and materials via priority mail in the continental US is included in the price.  Priority mail and courier service internationally are available at an extra fee.  



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Multisensory Math 2 Intensive ONLINE

Marilyn Zecher presents the follow-up course to Multisensory Math 1. Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Multisensory Mathematics II applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM). Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills such as multiplication, division and fractions to operations in upper levels of math including Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ELL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.

Instructor: Marilyn Zecher

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Multisensory Math 1 is required prior to enrolling in Math 2.

Next course:  April 29-July 5, 2020

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Neuro-Psychology of Learning Differences ONLINE

This  hybrid onsite and online course offers full, up-to-the-minute research findings in the brain functions underlying learning, with emphasis on language-learning. Students will learn about the history of psychology, brain structure, brain development, and neurological anomalies that produce learning differences.

Course Instructor, Dr. Anthony Henley will discuss how to use different intervention strategies based on a better understanding of how neurological conditions affect learning. Specifically, students will learn how to analyze behaviors and create more effective learning environments both in a one-to-one teaching environment as well as in the classroom. Students will also learn how to read and analyze neuro-psychological testing to design the most effective learning interventions. This class is ideal for all teachers, academic therapists, tutors and parents who wish to better understand the neurological strengths and weaknesses of their learners.

Instructor: Dr. Anthony Henley

Pre-requisites: None

Next course:  Fall 2020

Benefits of online learning

  • Log into class straight from your laptop or home computer.
  • Work comfortably at your own pace.
  • Take advantage of the ability to connect and work with a vast array of online learners.
  • Conveniently submit assignments electronically.



Distance Learning Procedures

  • Participants have access to recorded sessions,
  • Participants may communicate with instructor through online community blog,
  • Participants complete required class assignments.


Requirements

  • A Pentium II or faster computer that can log on to the Internet.
  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Valid email address for the participant (all communication occurs via email).
  • Up-to-date browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.
  • PC users: most recent version of Flash installed for your browser of choice.
  • Mac users: plan to use the Safari browser or Flash installed for your browser of choice.
  • Audio speakers or headphones plugged into the computer.
  • Access to a printer.



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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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