Courses for Prospective Lexercise Therapists

Online Course 1: The Structure of Written English

Online Course 1: The Structure of Written English

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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. 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.)

NOTE: If you already own Ed. 2 of Speech to Print you can use in lieu of Ed. 3. The subjects and order of the chapters in Ed. 3 is the same as Ed. 2. However, there have been some substantive improvements in Ed. 3 (e.g., Chapter 6-Syntax and Chapter 7-Semantics have undergone a complete revision and are much improved in Ed. 3) so we urge you to use Ed. 3 if at all possible. 

The normal cost of this course is $350. 

We are offering a special price* of $250 for this course through the end of this month. If you are planning to complete both Course 1 and Course 2 - please see our special lower price of $450 on the Course 1 and 2 Bundle. You must purchase the courses in the bundle to receive that lower price. 

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

*Course completion/timing:  As noted above, upon registering, you will be enrolled in this course and will have 90 days (3 months) to complete the course and its final exam.  If you wish to purchase the course at the special pricing but delay the start of the course to a later date, please email courses@lexercise.com with that information so we can adjust the dates of your course access.  Course participants purchasing course access at this special pricing are asked to begin and end the course and its final exam within one year of purchase. 

Online Course 2: Multisensory, Structured Literacy Intervention

Online Course 2: Multisensory, Structured Literacy Intervention

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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.  

You can read the objectives for this course here

The normal cost of this course is $350.  Lexercise is offering a special price* through the end of this month of $250 for this course.  

If you are planning to complete both Course 1 and Course 2 - please see our special lower price of $450 on the Course 1 and 2 Bundle through the end of this month.  You must purchase the courses in the bundle to receive that special price.

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.

*Course completion/timing:  As noted above, upon registering, you will be enrolled in this course (assuming you have completed Course 1 or its test out exam) and will have 90 days (3 months) to complete the course and its final exam.  If you wish to purchase the course at the special pricing but delay the start of the course to a later date, please email courses@lexercise.com with that information so we can adjust the dates of your course access.  Course participants purchasing course access at this special pricing are asked to begin and end the course and its final exam within one year of purchase. 

Bundle: Online Course 1 and 2

Bundle: Online Course 1 and 2

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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*. 

Lexercise is offering a special discounted price* of $450 for the Course 1 and 2 Bundle through the end of this month

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

 Once you sign up for the bundle and make payment, we'll manually register you for Course 1 and email you to let you know when you can get started (usually within 24 hours). Once you complete Course 1, just send us an email, and we'll then register you for Course 2. 

 *Course completion/timing:  Upon registering for the courses bundle, you will be enrolled in Course 1 and will have 90 days (3 months) to complete the course and its final exam.  Upon completion of Course 1, you will be enrolled in Course 2.  

If you wish to purchase the course bundle at the special pricing but delay the start of either course to a later date, please email courses@lexercise.com with that information so we can adjust the dates of your course access.  Course participants purchasing course access at this special pricing are asked to begin and end the course and its final exam within one year of purchase. 

Online Course 3: Practicum in Structured Literacy Teletherapy

Online Course 3: Practicum in Structured Literacy Teletherapy

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Course 3 is a 13-week clinical practicum course for professionals who have not had supervised, clinical experience 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. 

Educational/academic therapists, speech-language pathologists and psychologists who already had at least 100 hours of supervised clinical practicum experiences providing 1-on-1 intervention with students do not need this course to qualify as a Lexercise therapist. The assumption is that professionals who have had a previous supervised practicum providing 1-on-1 intervention will be able to apply the structured literacy methodology without needing another practicum. For example, surgeons do not have to repeat their internship and residency when they learn a new surgical technique. 

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 clinical experience (a minimum of 6.75 hours per week or 87.75 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 normal cost of this course is $2,000. 

 Lexercise is offering a special price* of $1600 for this course through the end of this 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

* Those enrolling in this course at the special pricing are asked to begin their coursework within one year.

Lexercise TOUR for Prospective Teletherapy Partners

Lexercise TOUR for Prospective Teletherapy Partners

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This course is for clinicians who have passed the Lexercise Qualification Test and want to understand in more detail how Lexercise teletherapy works.