Lexercise professional development
Below you will find information about our test-out options (Qualification Exams) and our professional development courses.
(Note: The Lexercise Clinician Qualification Test has been replaced by the Course 1 Testout and Course 2 Testout. More information on these tests can be found on the Qualification Exams page.)
Lexercise course sequence
The International Center for Leadership in Education's Rigor-Relevance Framework provides an excellent model for developing the knowledge and skills necessary to teach language-literacy impaired students successfully.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Notice that the "low end" involves acquiring knowledge and being able to recall or locate that knowledge. The "high end" specifies the more complex ways in which individuals use knowledge, such as taking several pieces of knowledge and combining them in both logical and creative ways.
The second continuum in the framework is the Application Model that describes how knowledge is put to use. At the "low end" knowledge is acquired for its own sake, whereas at the "high end" knowledge is used to solve complex real-world problems---like providing effective intervention for a student with a language processing disorder.
In this Rigor/Relevance Framework the three Lexercise Professional Development courses are designed to address the following knowledge and skill levels:
- Level A - Lexercise Course 1 (Structure of Written English)
- Level B - Lexercise Course 2 (Multisensory, Structured Literacy Intervention)
- Levels C & D - Lexercise Course 3 (Practicum in Structured Literacy Therapy)
In addition to the type of professional development provided by this course sequence, intervention professionals typically need a minimum of a university Bachelors Degree in a helping profession, with coursework that has included the study of psychology, behavior, learning sciences and ethics.