Courses for Prospective Lexercise Therapists

#### Online Course 1: The Structure of Written English

This course includes units on phonology, orthography, morphology and syntax and semantics. Participants will learn the units of analysis and structures of written English. Mastery exercises are included for each unit. You can read the objectives for the course here

This course is equivalent to a semester-long, 3-credit-hour course, and is required to take Course 2. On average most trainees complete this course in 30-45 hrs. but there is a wide range. We suggest that you work through this course as quickly as you can but as slowly as you must to master the material it covers.

Upon registering, you will have 90 days (3 months) to complete the course. Within that time frame you will work through the course at your own pace. Registration is rolling and is open.

The required text book is Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers, Ed. 3 (2020) by Louisa Cook Moats (ISBN-13: 9781681253305). You can buy the book from the publisher, Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. or from book vendors like Amazon.com. (The associated Speech to Print workbook is not required.)

LearningAlly has an audiobook version of  Speech to Print.  It is not the current edition, but you may find it helpful nonetheless.  If you have a Specialist/Tutor account with LearningAlly, you can request 3 audiobooks for your bookshelf at no charge.

The cost of this course is $350. If you are planning to complete both Course 1 and Course 2 - please see our Course 1 and 2 Bundle. To get going create your account at this link and then make payment. Note: Course registrations are not refundable. #### Online Course 2: Multisensory, Structured Literacy Intervention Learn more about the course NOTE: Course 1 is a prerequisite to take this course. If you have successfully completed Course 1 or the Course 1 Test out, please email us at courses@lexercise.com to get started. Upon completion of this course you will be ready to practice using the multisensory, structured literacy approach with struggling readers and writers and qualified to enroll in Course 3 (Practicum), if you want. This course is equivalent to a semester-long, 3-credit-hour course. Upon registering, you will have 90 days (3 months) to complete the course and its final exam. On average most trainees complete this course in 30-45 hrs. but there is a wide range. We suggest that you work through the course as quickly as you can but as slowly as you must to master the concepts it presents. You can read the objectives for this course here The normal cost of this course is$350.

If you are planning to complete both Course 1 and Course 2 - please see the Course 1 and 2 Bundle.

To get going create your account at this link and then make payment.

The required  text book is:  Birsh, J. R., & Carreker, S. (Ed.) (2018). Multisensory teaching of basic language skills, (4th ed.).  (The associated workbook is NOT required.).  This book is available in several formats:

• LCCN 2018005328 (print)
• LCCN 2018010368 (ebook)

You can order the Birsh, et al. (2018) textbook from a variety of vendors, including:

For a list of vendors, including rental options see:  DirectTextbook.com

While the e-book version is less expensive,  you would want to be sure you will will comfortable reading and studying a text book in that format.

LearningAlly has an audiobook version of Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, 3rd Edition. If you have a Specialist/Tutor account with LearningAlly, you can request up to three free audiobooks for your bookshelf.  Learn more at LearningAlly at this link.

Note: Course registrations are not refundable.

Lexercise Courses 1 and 2 normally cost $350 a piece. So, if you already know that you would like to take both courses, just sign up for this "course" bundle to save$100 and get both courses for a total of $600. Please see the individual course descriptions for more details on what each one covers. To get going, create your account at this link and then make payment. Once you sign up for the bundle and make payment, you'll be automatically registered for Course 1 and you can get started right away. Once you complete Course 1, just send us an email (courses@lexercise.com) letting us know you're ready for Course 2. We will confirm your Course 1 completion and register you for Course 2 and will email you to let you know we've done so. Note: Course registrations are not refundable. #### Online Course 3: Practicum in Structured Literacy Teletherapy Learn more about the course Enrolling NOW! Course 3 is a 13-week clinical practicum course for professionals who have not had supervised, clinical experience in structured literacy working one-on-one with students. The International Dyslexia Association standards require that therapists have, in addition to coursework, a supervised clinical practicum in which they gain experience applying the knowledge and skills learned in coursework to clinical intervention. Educational professionals whose background is classroom teaching, for example, will need a practicum to qualify as a Lexercise therapist. Under the supervision of a Lexercise clinician and using the Lexercise teletherapy platform, the trainee will provide structured literacy therapy to 3 clients concurrently for 12 weeks (Lexercise will provide the clients). Prior to the 12 weeks of client sessions, 3-5 weeks are devoted to the prerequisite teletherapy technology training that is provided as part of the Course 3 course enrollment. Once the teletherapy technology training has been completed, the trainee will conduct tech checks and review client records (1 additional week) and the following 12 weeks are spent providing structured literacy teletherapy services. This course involves ~ 100 hours of supervised clinical experience (a minimum of 11.5 hours per week for approximately 100 supervised hours over the 13-weeks of client service in the course). Trainees will develop skills with teletherapy tools and with research-backed methodologies for structured literacy therapy. The regular cost of this course is$2,990 but we are offering a discounted price of $2,490 ($500 off) through the end of the month.

This course has been granted AccreditedPLUS status by the International Dyslexia Association as it prepares trainees for the Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) exam. Course trainees are expected to take the KPEERI exam and are eligible for the Structured Literacy™ Dyslexia Specialist (SLDS) designation upon passing it. The cost of the KPEERI exam is $165 and there is an additional Certification Administration Fee of$150.00 for those wishing to have the SLDS designation. More information can be found in the CERI certification guidelines at this link

Note: Course registrations are not refundable.