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Kickstart partners with the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center ( to offer training and support to schools and parents. While training is optional to implement K-Reading Kickstart and K-Math Kickstart, we recommend it to teachers and parents with limited knowledge of structured literacy. 

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K-Reading Kickstart & K-Math Kickstart
Training for Schools

ASDEC is accredited by:

International Dyslexia Association (IDA) logo
Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC) logo

As an IMSLEC-accredited training center endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association for meeting its highest standards of professional practice, ASDEC provides highly specialized Science of Reading professional development opportunities featuring:


  • Interactive Small Group Instruction;

  • Direct Access to SoR Experts;

  • Resources to Support Instruction;

  • Certificate of Completion Provided.


The K-Reading Kickstart and K-Math Kickstart training program consists of a three-day interactive workshop followed by a practicum session where teachers meet with ASDEC specialists onsite or online for six coaching sessions. In the three-day workshop, led by Mona Iyer, teachers will learn how to conduct K-Reading Kickstart and K-Math Kickstart classes using the diagnostic and prescriptive methods designed to teach student foundational reading and numeracy skills.


Workshop participants will be prepared to implement Kickstart lessons immediately following the three-day session using Kickstart re-producible masters, lesson plans and information on required teaching materials. Teachers will master the diagnostic and prescriptive approach through ongoing coaching available through a six-month practicum from ASDEC master teachers. Coaching sessions will be delivered according to teacher schedules with online and onsite support options.

For information about workshops contact ASDEC.

K-Reading Kickstart & K-Math Kickstart
Training for Individuals

Parents, tutors, Academic Language Therapists, and other educators can implement K-Reading Kickstart & K-Math Kickstart in a one-to-one setting. 

The Individual Training Program consists of two main components:


The first component is a virtual instruction session.  In this session a trained instructor will discuss the methodologies and procedures for conducting productive one-on-one teaching sessions with students.  This component will typically consist of three virtual sessions conducted over approximately three weeks, each session lasting for about 1 hour.

The second component of the program will consist of six practicum sessions of one hour each lead by a trained instructor.  During the practicum session, the instructor will critically examine a videotaped version of a teaching session conducted by the trainee and use it as a means to point out corrections/enhancements to the teaching methods of the trainee to ensure higher fidelity and fine tuning of the teaching skills.  This will be conducted every other month.  Before the practicum sessions each trainee will provide a videotape of their teaching session with their K-Reading Kickstart student.

For cost details on the Individual Training program please contact us:

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Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit training and advocacy center dedicated to preventing academic failure through evidence-based multisensory reading and math instruction. We provide support to to educators and school district leaders, deliver information and resources to families, and offer direct services to all learners from pre-school through adults to assure reading and math success. 

Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC) logo
International Dyslexia Association (IDA) logo

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.

Mrs. Iyer has an amazing passion for teaching. I have seen  her teach countless students to read and  write using The  Kickstart  Program. The pre-reading skills  of the program teach  students  phonological and phonemic awareness. With these skills the child reaches the ultimate goal of reading.

Students that have been taught by Mrs. Iyer leave  her classroom with  a solid foundation to excel in future learning.

Sharina Panton, Teacher

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