Our Therapists

Lexercise teletherapy partners are clinical educators who are experts in structured literacy (a.k.a. Orton-Gillingham) therapy. We require all of our therapists to pass a rigorous qualification exam and provide documentation of their education and experience. Our therapists work all over the world so there is rarely a problem to find someone who fits your schedule.

Click through each therapist to learn more about what makes them a perfect fit for you and your child!

Kaitlyn Kimrey, MS, CCC-SLP

2Gether We Communicate

Close Education: B.S. Communication Disorders, Appalachian State University; M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, East Carolina University

Experience: 10 years

Description:  I am a speech-language pathologist who is passionate about working with children. I have found my true niche in providing skilled intervention to individuals who struggle with reading and writing.

Testimonial:  "My son was treated by Ms. Kimrey on two occasions, two years apart. She was professional, knowledgeable, personable, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her." Laura N. Reniker, MD, FAAP

Emily Grady, M.A., CDP

Aim 2 Read

Close Education:  B.A. English, Dickinson College; M.A. Early Childhood Special Education, The George Washington University, Certified Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Practitioner, Advanced level

Experience:  8 years

Description:  I enjoy working with each child’s unique strengths to help them succeed. I find using a structured literacy approach very rewarding because my students always make progress and gain confidence.

Testimonial:  “His overall confidence and improvement with reading is amazing!” and “You by far have made the single most significant difference in her life this year."

Katy Milton, M.S.

Aim 2 Read

Close Education:  B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders Baylor University; M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Texas at Dallas

Experience:  18 years

Description:  I developed a love for language and helping people as a Speech Pathologist. Now as a homeschool mom to three unique learners I'm passionate about equipping individuals with the tools to achieve academic success.

Testimonial: "Katy has been wonderful to work with! She easily developed rapport with us and was always patient and understanding. She has turned a very frustrating learning situation into a fun, positive and successful outcome."

Tana Landis, M.Ed., CALP

Anchor Literacy

Close Education: B.A. Biology, Eastern Mennonite University; M.Ed. Multicultural Education, Eastern University

Experience: 5 years

Description: My work in education is anchored in research and practices that are known to produce growth. The Lexercise platform is a key component to making gains in reading! Its so rewarding to be part of this!

Testimonial: "It's not only your effort and commitment that we so much appreciate but also how generous you are in helping him to achieve. What you do is no small undertaking and we cannot thank you enough."

Kristin Vito, M.Ed, SLDS

Ascend Academics

Close Education:  B.S. Elementary Education, Vanderbilt University, Master of Education in Reading, Regis University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate, Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist

Experience: 10 years

Description:  I target individual needs with personalized, fun, and meaningful sessions rooted in evidence-based instructional practices. My background includes many successful years as an elementary teacher.

Testimonial: "My son hesitantly began working with Kristin and Lexercise. She was so encouraging and engaging that he now looks forward to his weekly sessions with her. She has been a key part in his success."

Christina Ables, M.S., SLDS

Beautiful Minds Learning Center

Close Education: B.A. Music, Southern Connecticut State University; M.S. Elementary Education, Southern Connecticut State University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 14 years

Description: I have taught students from elementary to high school with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning challenges. I love helping struggling readers succeed while cultivating a "beautiful mind" mindset.

Testimonial: "After months of delivering dyslexia therapy to my teenage son, he exclaimed one day, 'Wow, it's easier to understand how each word is broken down so that I can spell it correctly!' It truly was a long-awaited relief!!"

Lydia Overman, M.A., SLDS

Bloom into Reading

Close Education: B.S. Elementary Education, Auburn University; M.A. Gifted and Talented Education, University of Alabama

Experience: 6 years

Description: My childhood struggle to read has made me passionate about meeting students where they are and helping them to learn to read and feel confident doing so.

Testimonial:  "Lydia has worked great with my son with ADHD and Dyslexia. He normally gets frustrated while reading but she is always patient and makes him laugh. He has gained so much confidence in reading and spelling with her help."

Linda Dietrich, CALT

Blue Ribbon Learning Center

Close Education: B.A. from University of Texas at Dallas

Experience in Years: 17 years

Description: I have facilitated classes for Neuhaus Education Center in the teaching of Basic Language Skills (an OG program) and have had been running my private practice for over 10 years.

Testimonial: “You have made such a difference in our son’s ability to read, write, and learn. We are so very thankful for your instruction and passion regarding teaching our son.”

Kristina Thompson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Briargate Speech & Literacy

Close Education:  B.S Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Brigham Young University; M.S. Clinical Speech Pathology, Northern Arizona University

Description: Using my background as an SLP and a homeschool mom, I am able to individualize therapy to each child’s needs. I love using Lexercise because it is constantly evolving to match the most current research.

Testimonial: “Your ability to adapt to meet their individual needs is invaluable and your methods kept our daughters engaged and progressing.”

J. Mike McCord, PhD. Ed., CCC

Bridge 2 Literacy

Close Education: B.S. Business University of Northern Colorado; M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, University of Northern Colorado; PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Denver University

Experience: 30+ years

Description:  My PhD topic was "Developing a standard of care for teaching reading". I have worked with students of various ages, teaching them to read.

Testimonial: "Reading was a struggle for me until I learned the secret of unlocking the code, then I could read."

Anne Clay Cernyar, M.Ed., PCET, SLDS

Bright Hope Educational Services

Close Education: M.Ed. Exceptional Student Education; B.S. Communications; Graduate Certificates in Dyslexia, AET and NILD educational therapy; Lindamood Bell and Orton Gillingham training

Experience: 15 years

Description:  I am a determined mom of talented teens with language related learning differences My efforts to help my own children led me into educational therapy. I love using my knowledge and experience to come alongside families tackling similar challenges.

Testimonial: "Not only did Anne make progress where no other tutor had been able to, her kindness, gentleness, and overwhelming level of caring for my son literally changed his life and his perspective on learning."

Beth Chaput, M.S., SLDI

Building Pathways

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Education: B.S. Business Management, Lesley University; M.S., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathology, Worcester State University


Experience: 11 years


Description: Even with my speech and language training, the Orton-Gillingham program I took provided the missing literacy piece. Lexercise provides an amazing platform to support and enhance literacy!


Testimonial: "His reading scores jumped two grade levels! He thoroughly enjoyed his time with you. You have shared goals, successes and hurdles while developing plans to overcome them. You are top notch!"

Lisa DiGiovanni, M.Ed.

Building Pathways

Close Education:  B.A Early Childhood Education, B. S. Psychology, M.Ed. Reading Rhode Island College

Experience: 20 years

Description: As a teacher I've lacked time or materials to adequately help all struggling readers. With Lexercise I can meet children where they are and move at their pace. I look forward to helping more students become strong & confident readers!

Testimonial:  "Watching my daughter’s reading blossom has been such a joy! She has gone from a struggling reader (about to give up) to enjoying reading bedtime stories to her younger brother....and now she looks for opportunity to read in groups. "

Lucy Fracasso, M.S.

Building Pathways

Close Education:  B.A. Psychology Mount Holyoke College; M.S., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathology Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

Experience: 5 years

Description: As an OG trained speech-language pathologist, I am fascinated by the connection between language and literacy. Lexercise contains an incredible platform to work on both of these overlapping skills!

Testimonial: "Our daughter loves working with you. In addition to improving her ability to read and write, you have also helped build her confidence as a student. Now she knows she can tackle any challenge!"

Lauren Giordano, M.Ed., SLDI

Building Pathways

Close Education: B.LA Psychology and Gender Studies; M.Ed Elementary Education and graduate certificate in Special Education

Experience:  9 years

Description: The most rewarding part of my job is when my students start seeing their own potential and successes. Breaking down barriers through specialized reading instruction allows for this to happen.

Testimonial: "Lauren is an amazing tutor and my son loves going to her. His reading has improved dramatically with her help over the past several weeks! Thank you Lauren!!!"

Maureen Griggs, MSE, LDT

Building Pathways

Close Education:  B.S.E. in Early Childhood at Arkansas State University, MSE in Reading at University of Central Arkansas, MSE in Special Education at Arkansas State University

Experience:  31 years

Description:  I am thankful to have the opportunity to help struggling readers. I believe if one can read, they can do anything to become successful. However, they must get taught in a way they can understand.

Testimonial:  My love for teaching children began because of my son, who memorized everything but could not read. After he became a successful reader, I wanted to be the light for other struggling readers.

Mindi Johanneman, M.Ed., SLDS

Building Pathways

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Education: M.Ed. Mount St. Joseph University, Reading Science Program


Experience: 15 Years


Description: I have devoted my career to helping struggling readers. As a struggling reader myself, I understand on a personal level the importance of Structured Literacy (aka Orton-Gillingham). I now have the privilege to use this instruction to help struggling readers all over the world.


Testimonial: "Our son got on the honor roll last week, and I wanted to share it with you because before you, he never even dreamed he could be successful in school. You’re amazing!"

Dawn Korra, M.S.

Building Pathways

Close Education: B.S. Special Education Ball State University; M.S. Learning Disabilities I.U.P.U.I.

Experience: 32 years

Description: I have worked in the public schools as a special education teacher. I plan to continue helping people discover the love of reading to help them find the freedom that comes from reading!

Testimonial: "Dawn helped my daughter 'figure out' reading. She demonstrated patience and understanding each time they worked together. I would highly recommend Dawn."

Jeannie Morehead, M.S., CALT

Building Pathways

Close Education: B.S. Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Arkansas State University, M.S. Reading, Arkansas State University

Experience: 32 years

Description: My entire career has been dedicated to students who have difficulties with reading. I enjoy helping my students unlock their potential and open doors to their successful future.

Testimonial: "Mrs. Morehead, I hope you know, you are loved! Thank you for everything!"

Rebecca Neyhard, M.Ed.

Building Pathways

Close Education: B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6) from Bloomsburg University, Orton-Gillingham Certification through International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), M.Ed. from Edinboro University

Experience: 17 years

Description: I enjoy teaching children to read using the Orton-Gillingham Methodology (Structured Literacy Approach). Now I have the opportunity to reach more students though online teletherapy!

Testimonial: “We appreciate all you do for (child’s name). He is doing much better in school and we know it is because of his tutoring. Thank you!”

Tami Reimer, M.A.T.

Building Pathways

Close Education:  M.A.T. Special Education (PreK - Grade 12), National Louis University; Assistive Technology Training, University of Illinois - Chicago; Orton-Gillingham Training, IMSE, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 10 years

Description:  I became a teacher when my son was diagnosed with autism. OG training opened my eyes to myself and those who struggle to read and write. Structured Literacy is amazing and I now want to help everyone!

Testimonial:  “Thank you Ms.Tami, your patience and enthusiasm has helped Zoë so much. I am amazed at how much she has improved in such a short time. We look forward to our lessons every week!”

Andrea Skaggs, M.A.

Building Pathways

Close Education: B.A. Elementary Education Bethel College; M.A. Special Education-Mild Interventions, Ball State University

Experience: 10 years

Description: As a Special Education Teacher, I am excited to share my love of reading with students! I enjoy watching my students become independent readers!

Testimonial: "The relationship that Andrea built with my child allowed my child a safe environment to push forward to become a better reader."

Valerie Stokes, M.A.T., CALT

Building Pathways

Close Education: B.A. Elementary Education-Metropolitan State University; M.A.T. Literacy Intervention-Colorado College

Experience: 30 years

Description:  I've been teaching reading for many years, but there was always something missing for some students. When my own child was diagnosed with dyslexia, my passion was to study Literacy Intervention to help kids like her.

Testimonial: "Thank you for helping me learn to read, Mrs. Stokes! I just tested at grade level at my new school! I'm so excited."

Nicole Tornow, M. Ed., C-SLDI

Defy Dyslexia

Close Education:  B.A. Elementary Education, Graceland University; M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri

Experience: 18 years

Description: I had difficulty learning how to read and later struggled reading to learn. This experience turned into my passion to help others develop the necessary skill-set to be a successful, confident reader.

Testimonial: "You've made quite the impression on {our daughter}! She tells us all the time about how you're her favorite teacher! We appreciate you so much! {Our daughter} wants to be a teacher just like you!"

Lauren Belline, M.S.

Desert Scholar Reading Enrichment

Close Education: B.S. English Texas State University; M.S. Reading Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 8 years

Description: My passion is to fill a child's reading tool box with confidence and strategies to become a better reader! Watching students find themselves and grow as a reader is why I became a literacy therapist.

Testimonial: "She is knowledgeable, helpful, kind, and upbeat. If you are looking for a highly skilled tutor, who genuinely loves and builds the confidence of her students, you cannot go wrong with Lauren."

Anne Campbell, SLDS, M.S. CCC-SLP

Desert Scholar Reading Enrichment

Close Education: Bachelor of Music: University of Puget Sound, Masters of Music: University of Idaho, MS Speech Pathology, Idaho State University, Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist

Experience: 12 years

Description:  I believe literacy is a human right, and every person must be able to experience the power and joy of reading. It's so fulfilling to help unlock client's abilities in achieving literacy goals and building success.

Testimonial: "My daughter's reading has improved, not to mention her self-confidence. Anne delivers lessons in a nurturing and positive way which has boosted her self-esteem."

Clare Corcoran, M.A., TESOL

Desert Scholar Reading Enrichment

Close Education: BFA from Georgetown University, MA-TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) San Francisco State University

Experience in Years: 15 years

Description: I’ve tutored reading and pronunciation since 2007, after being an art-teacher and editor. My quest for an evidence-supported, affordable way to deliver intensive therapy led me to become a Certified Lexercise Teletherapy Clinician.

Testimonial: “My daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia. We started with Clare and her reading started improving right away. When she was able to read a Bob Book for the first time, the pride & confidence she exuded was priceless!”

Lisa Darling, B.S. Ed

Desert Scholar Reading Enrichment

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Education: B.S. Elementary Education University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 35 years


Description: Classroom teaching since 1986, reading intervention and serving as a literacy coach in classrooms around the midwest have all been rewarding. My true love: One-on-one work with struggling students.


Testimonial: "Lisa is kind, understanding, loving, and an invaluable resource. She has been such a wonderful blessing to our son. She has made him so much more confident. He is reading!"

Leahann McLaughlin, M.Ed., SLDS

Desert Scholar Reading Enrichment

Close Education: B.A. Journalism, University of Arizona; M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Plymouth State University

Experience: 5 years

Description: Working as an elementary school teacher, I was surprised how common reading struggles and dyslexia are. I felt inspired to help students being negatively impacted by these struggles, so I became literacy therapist.

Testimonial: "Leahann literally helped 'unlock' my child's ability to read! He progressed four grade levels in one year of Lexercise! She was always professional, accommodating, and kind. Highly recommend!"

Kate Rosen, B.A., SLDS

Desert Scholar Reading Enrichment

Close Education: B.A. Smith College, Comparative Religion Major/ Comparative Literature minor; Coursework in Special Education and Literacy Instruction, UCLA; Lindamood-Bell and F.A.S.T. Phonics training

Experience: 23 years

Description: I've taught reading to students of all ages, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I love this work because it can have such a lasting, positive impact on every aspect of a child's life.

Testimonial: "My daughter has jumped up several reading levels with Kate. She has confidence, is learning to work through her frustrations, and even reads recreationally now. I'm so glad we found her!"

Sharmin Allibhoy M.A.T., LDT, SLDS, CALT

Designs for Literacy

Close Education:  M.A.T. Multisensory Teaching, Dallas Baptist University; Certified Academic Language Therapist, ALTA; Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist, IDA; Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, State of Texas

Experience:  15 years

Description: I have successfully designed and delivered lessons to meet the unique needs of each student. Empowering struggling readers by teaching them strategies to acquire and retain language skills is my passion and commitment.

Testimonial:  My daughter just read a 50 pg. book from start to finish with NO help and with inflection. That simply has not happened before. You have made a marked difference in her reading and ultimately in her life.

Jerica L. Briggs, M.Ed.

Developing Readers

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Education: B.S. Elementary Education, Oklahoma Christian University; M.Ed. Special Education, University of Nebraska; Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 10 years


Description: I have a passion for helping children make concrete gains in reading and writing. My most treasured experiences are when students who have not experienced success make those first gains and their confidence soars.


Testimonial: "You have truly helped him become a word expert. I can see it his school work. He read and wrote without crying or getting frustrated! I have seen huge improvements in his confidence and his ability to work on his own!"

Elena Girling, M.Ed.

Developing Readers

Close Education: B.A. Literature and Math, Claremont McKenna College; M.Ed. Special Education, University of Florida; Certificate in Dyslexia, University of Florida

Experience: 5 years

Description: I am passionate about providing students with tools to become more confident readers. Reading is complex, but I aim to make that complexity a source of interest rather than a source of frustration.

Testimonial: "Elena helped my son learn many basics and some great new techniques that were able to help him in his reading. The most wonderful thing was that somehow she was able to make my son enjoy learning!"

Gail Grigg, M.S.Ed., CALP, CDP

Developing Readers

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Education: B.A. English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S. in Education/TESOL, Temple University; Association Montessori International Elementary Diploma, Montessori Institute of Milwaukee


Experience: 25 years


Description: I have taught English language and theater to students ages 7-70. I am also a Montessori elementary teacher. I have taught students with dyslexia through both tele-therapy and in-person since 2017.


Testimonial: "Thank you so much for supporting us through this crazy pandemic and introduction to having a child with dyslexia. You are a life saver! Thank you so much for all that you have done for us!"

Alison Edwards, M.S., CALT, LDT

Edwards Insight

Close Education:  M.S. Reading Education from Loyola University; B.S. Elementary Education from Texas A&M University

Experience:  22 years

Description:  Alison is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) with over 20 years of experience offering dyslexia intervention for struggling students and consulting for parents and teachers.

Testimonial:  "Alison is my Yoda! She has been my guide on this dyslexia journey. The academic skills and confidence she has given my son is immeasurable! Our entire family is beyond grateful for her expertise!"

Brianna Preston, SLDS

Eureka Reading Services

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Education: B.S. Christian Education, Toccoa Falls College; Orton-Gillingham training, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators; Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 10 years


Description: I'm passionate about infusing confidence and humor into my sessions with my students. Nothing gives me more joy than seeing a previously defeated student thriving and succeeding with the written word.


Testimonial: "Brianna's patience and relatability to my daughter’s personality have made the sessions engaging and SO beneficial. She has given my daughter confidence and the 'want' to continue to learn."

Mikail Peterson, M.Ed.

Foundations First Literacy

Close Education:  B.A. English, University of Utah; M.Ed. Special Education with endorsement in Deaf Education, University of Utah; Certifications: Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Level I WRS

Experience:  13 years

Description:  I have a passion for education, and with my experience I am able to meet the individual needs of each student. I love teaching students to read using the Orton-Gillingham method because it works!

Testimonial:  "Mikail has been fantastic with my son who struggles with reading. She is flexible and responsive to parental input as well as considering the child's needs. Many thanks to her dedication and patience."

Rhonda W Hill, LDT, CALT, SLDS

Great Circle Reading

Close Education:  B.S. Florida State University

Experience:  14 years

Description:  Equipping under-served and overlooked students to break the code and own their literacy skills is what excites me!

Testimonial:  "I can not begin to thank you for the help and support you have shown our daughter these past few months! I can see a difference in her and I know that we are on the road to success!"

Laura Barr (Sargent) Gerlach, M.Ed.

Hop On Reading

Close Education: B.A. Education, University of Montana M.A. Education, Harvard University

Experience: 17 years

Description:  I am happy with Lexercise platform. It ensures success, fosters confidence. I have no students where we breathe the same air, all clients are Lexercise. I am trained in Structured Literacy (Orton-Gillingham) and RAVE-O Curriculum -Tufts University

Testimonials: “[My daughter] originally decoded 31% in December, she decoded 94% yesterday. We both cried! Thank you for all you’ve done for her. I can never tell you what it's meant for her and for us. 😊”

Camille DeGomez, M.Ed.

Illuminations Dyslexia Center

Close Education: B.A. Elementary Education, University of Arizona; M.Ed. Reading, Northern Arizona University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 3 years

Description: I love teaching children! I also understand what it's like to be a parent who wants to help a child overcome challenges. Lexercise gives struggling readers and their families the tools they need to be successful!

Testimonial: "Camille was an amazing educator for my son: kind, patient, and supportive. We are very grateful for the individual attention he received and are pleased that he is now on track with his reading proficiency."

Anna Griffin, M.Ed., CALT

Illuminations Dyslexia Center

Close Education:  Bachelor Degree Education, Mississippi State University; Master's Degree in Dyslexia Therapy, William Carey University; CALT - Certified Academic Language Therapist

Experience:  11 years

Description:  I enjoy teaching struggling readers because I struggled throughout my school years. Additionally, my child was diagnosed with dyslexia. After getting the results, I chose to further my degree and knowledge about dyslexia.

Testimonial:  "This makes this momma so proud!!! He has come so far in the last year. This time last year he would have been crying trying to read this passage. By the time homework was done we both would be in tears."

Shauna Kelln B.A. Ed.

Illuminations Dyslexia Center

Close Education: B.A. Secondary Education, Western Washington University; Certification in Special Education, University of Virginia, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience:  35 years

Description:  It is incredibly gratifying to see so many children succeed with the Orton-Gillingham approach. Helping to boost their self esteem to become confident readers - for me, is just icing on the cake!

Testimonial:  "Shauna has been such a tremendous help to my young daughter. She enjoys her time with her - which has never been the case with other programs. My daughter's reading has improved by leaps and bounds!"

Dorina Nimigean, B.S.

Illuminations Dyslexia Center

Close Education:  Orton-Gillingham Teacher, IMSLEC- Children Dyslexia Centers, Nashua, NH; AMS Montessori Teacher, Northeast Montessori Institute, B.S. in Geology, and doctoral level-work in Paleontology.

Experience: 20 years

Description: As an experienced OG and Montessori teacher, I love Lexercise because it brings the triangle child-parent-educator to work together. Hence the faster, better, and lifelong lasting results.

Testimonial: “I appreciate your insight and comments about my son’s progress, and especially your recognition of his capabilities. He is happy working with you and is now excited to challenge himself."

Leta Palmiter, Ed.S., CALT, SLDS

Illuminations Dyslexia Center

Close Education : B.S. Elementary Education, Mississippi University for Women; M.Ed. Dyslexia Therapy, Mississippi College; Ed.S. Instructional Leadership, William Carey University; Doctoral Program Special Education, Vanderbilt, Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist

Experience : 22 years

Description: My mission is to impact the lives of children, adolescents, and adults with explicit, structured literacy instruction.  I am a certified Academic Language Therapist with 10 years of private practice experience.

Testimonial:  "I’m so grateful for Leta and what she has meant to our family. We got our daughter back. Her enthusiasm for learning returned, and her self-confidence is high. Thank you, Illuminations, you have changed our lives."

Catherine Tronrud, M.A., SLDS

Illuminations Dyslexia Center

Close Education: B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Dakota; M.A. in Counseling from the University of CO, Completed IDA AccreditedPLUS training with Lexercise

Description: Having witnessed the burden of adult illiteracy, I learned all I could about dyslexia and mental health. Now, I recognize the strengths of this learning difference and see how lives can change with proven instruction.

Testimonial: “Catherine has helped my son, Damian, learn so much in a short period of time. His confidence has also gotten so much better. He’s already reading 1 to 2 grades higher now! We love this program!”

Kate Jurevicius, M.A., CCC

Kate Jurevicius

Close Education: B.A. Communications and Political Science University of Michigan, Post Bac Elementary Education San Francisco State University, M.A. Speech Language Pathology Eastern Michigan University

Experience: 9 years

Description:  As a speech pathologist and former elementary teacher, I love supporting children and families on their language/literacy journey. It's a joy to watch kids' confidence soar as their literacy/communication skills develop!

Testimonial: "My child has seen Kate for about a year now. Kate quickly identified the issue, clearly communicated her plan to address it, and then orchestrated her plan in a fun way. We were very impressed!"

Kathryn Barbosa, SLDS

Kathryn Barbosa

Close Education: BA in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College

Description: As a therapist, I love providing literacy intervention for young learners. Delivering my services with the Lexercise platform has the invaluable benefit of daily, customized practice for my students!

Testimonial: “Our daughter's reading has improved tremendously since she started seeing Kathryn. On top of this, Kathryn always provided weekly feedback on our daughter. I would highly recommend Kathryn.”

Camille Allred, B.S., SLDS

Leap Learning Literacy

Close Education:  Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist SLDS, B.S. Ed., Elementary Education University of Utah

Experience:  23 years

Description: I have been using a structured literacy program for many years. Through this curriculum method, each child has made rapid progress. Not even one child has been left behind!

Testimonial: "I am extremely happy with the progress my son has made with his reading. Working with Ms. Camille he went from being very behind in his reading to excelling and is now an advanced reader for the grade he is in."

Elles Taddeo, Ed.D., BCET

Learn-2-Learn Educational Therapy

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Education: B.A. Psychology, York University, M.Ed. Counseling Psychology, University of Toronto, Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction, Argosy University, Ed.D. Instructional Leadership, Argosy University


Experience: 15 years


Description: Children with reading problems often have low self-esteem. Boosting self-esteem while improving their reading with the Orton-Gillingham method gets them to be confident readers. What a joy to watch!


Testimonial: "Elles is wonderful. She appreciates our son for who he is. As much of a struggle as it's been at times, we have made great strides. I credit Elles for this. She is a great support to him and us."

Laura Noe, M.A.

Learning Boost Educational Services

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Education: B.A. Education, Western Kentucky University M.A. University of Louisville


Experience: 25 years


Description: Teaching students to read has always been my passion. I love seeing the “light bulb moment” when a student starts to truly break the code of English and believe they CAN learn to read.


Testimonial: "Since our son started working with Laura in May 2015, we and his teachers have seen huge improvements in his reading and confidence. We are very happy we started Lexercise with him!"

Victoria (Tori) Whaley, M.Ed.

Learning Boost Educational Services

Close Education: B.A. in Spanish, University of New Hampshire, M.Ed. in Special Education, Vanderbilt University

Experience: 13 years

Description: Since I was first trained on structured literacy as a first-year teacher, I have had a passion for literacy instruction and remediation. Seeing children succeed at reading is a joy to me!

Testimonial: “The icing on the cake for me happened when I asked him how his reading and spelling testing went and he said, 'It went pretty well. Tory has helped me a lot.' He went on to tell me in his own words how her methodology had translated into success in a concrete way."

Elizabeth McGaughran, M.Ed., CALT, C-SLDS

Lightworks Learning Center

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Education: M.Ed. Reading Specialist University of Texas, Tyler


Experience:  20 years


Description: I have taught students ranging from Pre-K through the 12th grade in private, charter and public school settings. I have worked with dyslexic students since 2015 and find it so rewarding.


Testimonial: "I cannot say enough for Mrs. McGaughran who has given her the tools she needs to succeed, encouraged her to try and always do her best, taken the time to understand what she needs individually."

Greg Parent, M.Ed.

Lightworks Learning Center

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Education: B.A. in History, Washington College, M.Ed. in Special Education Wilmington University, Certification in Orton-Gillingham, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 15 years


Description: Since 2007, I have taught students of all ages with various learning differences in the US and international settings. My goal is to provide students with the tools they need to become confident and successful readers!


Testimonial: "Greg and our daughter, Ella, developed a wonderful rapport and she always looked forward to their sessions. Greg is very observant, patient, kind and our family would highly recommend him as a teacher."

Shanadee Stevenson, B.S., SLDS

Lightworks Learning Center

Close Education: B.S. Special Education Brigham Young University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 14 years

Description: I have experience teaching pre-school to elementary age students for the past 14 years. This includes experience teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and supporting those with emerging literacy skills.

Testimonial: "I have really enjoyed working with Shanadee! She has been extremely patient and kind! She helped my son not only learn but also build his self confidence. She has answered any questions I've had."

McKenzie Alewine, M.Ed.

Literacy Imagined

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Education: B.S. Special Education, Clemson Univserity; M.Ed. Education, Anderson University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 10 years


Description: I have experience as a special educator and reading interventionist. I am especially passionate about providing quality reading and writing instruction.


Testimonial: "I have noticed a huge difference in my daughter's confidence when reading. My daughter is now excited to read and can’t wait to meet with McKenzie every week."

Faith Aron, B.S. Ed.

Literacy Imagined

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Education: B.S. of Education & RDH Dental Hygiene, The Ohio State University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 38 years


Description: My passion is to be an effective and impactful educator. I love that Lexercise can help me to empower struggling readers to gain the skills and confidence that they need to become successful readers!


Testimonial: "Faith has been an amazing asset for my son's reading intervention! Her patience and encouragement have helped increase his skills and his self esteem."

Kim Klatt, M.S. Ed, SLDS

Literacy Imagined

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Education:  B.S. Biology and Psychology, Lewis and Clark College, Elementary Teaching Program, U.C. Davis, M.S. Education, Walden University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 17 years


Description: My passion for working with dyslexic students began with my daughter. I have been an elementary teacher for 17 years and love being able to help students gain skills for reading and confidence in themselves.


Testimonial: "Kim has been (student’s name)'s cheerleader and I’m forever grateful. (Student name) has learned tools to apply when she is reading and I’ve seen such progress. She is reading everything she can!"

Meredith Kraine, B.S., SLDS

Literacy Imagined

Close Education:  B.S. Pharmacy, Purdue University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate, Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist

Experience: 10+ years teaching experience, including martial arts, kids' church, homeschool and more recently using structured literacy as a Lexercise Therapist

Description: I believe every child is capable of doing big things. My passion is helping uniquely-abled learners overcome challenges to gain literacy skills, confidence, and reach their fullest potential.

Testimonial:  "Proud momma moment! Erik was called on to read just now and he was confident and did well. His teacher complimented him on a great job and said that she was proud of him. Thank you for all of your help!"

Josie Moretti, M.S., SLDS

Literacy Imagined

Close Education: B.S. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.S. Organizational Development, Pfeiffer University; Special Education Advocacy, COPAA

Experience: 12 years

Description: I work with students from public, private and homeschool families to achieve their goals in reading, writing and spelling. I have a passion for helping bright students have bright futures.

Testimonial: "You are such a dedicated and caring tutor. Cara has benefited from your help both academically and emotionally. I've seen a huge difference in her writing and spelling, as well as her decoding skills."

Amy Perlman, B.S., MLS, SLDS

Literacy Imagined

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Education: B.S. Human Development & Family Studies, Cornell University; M.L.S. Children's/YA Library Services, SUNY Buffalo, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 8 years


Description:  As a librarian, I’ve shared my love of reading with children. As a therapist, I’m dedicated to providing the tools and support students need on their journey as they discover the power and joy of reading.


Testimonial: "You were not only his therapist but you became his friend and that became his strong motivation. He looked forward to meeting you and asked me other days if we can call to tell you about his daily performance."

Debbie Santee, B.S., SLDS

Literacy Imagined

Close Education: B.S. Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Bloomsburg University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 25 years

Description:  I have taught students in Kindergarten through university in English, Reading, and more. I have had the privilege to teach public, private and homeschooled students. I want all students to discover a love of reading!

Testimonial:  "Not only has my daughter developed in her handwriting and reading skills but she is more confident in her ability. She smiles when she sees Debbie. Working with Debbie has been the best thing we have done this year."

Tolu Andrea Osoba M.S., Ph.D.

LitNum Connections

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Education:  Pg.Dip. Business Administration, University of Liverpool; Master of Science Kings College, University of London; Ph.D. Applied Sciences (Epidemiology) University of the West of England, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 3 years


Description: Providing instruction services to clients with a variety of developmental or learning challenges including ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia. It is my passion to empower them and see their confidence grow.


Testimonial: “Thanks a lot for working with our daughter. She is reading by herself much better, and her teacher has noticed too. I appreciate it!"

Susan Mayes, B.S., M.A., CALP

Mayes Literacy Therapy

Close Education: B.S. Science Education and M.A. Education Louisiana Tech University

Experience: 30 years

Description: I have taught elementary to college-aged students in subjects from biology to English with the last 14 years focused on teaching dyslexics. I have used tele-therapy for over 5 years and love it!

Testimonial: "Reading was difficult for years, but word decoding improved my vocabulary and gives me confidence to speak and share my thoughts."

Ashley Tyler, B.S., M.Ed.

Mayes Literacy Therapy

Close Education: B.S. Biology/Equine Science University of Rocky Mountain; M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction Environmental Science, Concordia University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 12 years

Description:  I have taught in a variety of educational settings. I graduated from the Lexercise Professional Education Program and have a great passion for education and making a difference in children’s lives.

Testimonial:  "Ashley has been amazing for my son. She helped him grow in many ways including increasing his reading level and building his confidence. I highly recommend Ashley and the Lexercise program!"

Julie A. Westcott, M.Ed., SLDS

Mayes Literacy Therapy

Close Education: B.S. Business Marketing, University of Phoenix; M.Ed., Wisconsin Lutheran College, Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist C-SLDS

Experience: 5 years

Description:  I am a special education teacher that is passionate about helping struggling readers empower themselves with the skills that build confidence and enable them to become proficient, life-long readers.

Testimonial: "(Julie) is a gift to the education profession. [Our son] looked forward to his lessons...and he went from barely being able to spell & read 3 letter words to comfortably spelling & reading 8 letter words."

Lydia Bullock, M.S.W., SLDS

Mountain West Reading Specialists

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Education: B.S. Social Work, Weber State University; M.S.W. Social Work, University of Utah, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 1 year


Description: I have a passion for structured literacy and love to see it transform a student’s ability to read. I have become a certified structured literacy therapist so that I could help struggling readers.


Testimonial: “Thank you for your patience in working with my daughter and giving her a safe place to learn and grow. The professional therapy has completely changed everything for her. She’s finally excited about reading!”

Kim Arthur, M.Ed., LDT, CALT-QI

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education:  B.S. University of Texas Austin; M. Ed. Dallas Baptist University, Multisensory Specialization

Experience:  20 years

Description:  My mission is to empower students to become lifelong readers and learners, building self-esteem during the teaching process to ensure success.

Testimonial: "My son has flourished with your instruction and is a much happier student now that he can read and keep up in school!"

Jessica Badgett, M.Ed., CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a certificate in Special Education from Texas A&M University, M.Ed. with a certificate in Learning Therapy from Southern Methodist University

Experience: 13 years

Description: Shortly after becoming a special education teacher, I decided to learn more about dyslexia and became a certified academic language therapist (CALT). I've been teaching for a total of 13 years now.

Testimonial: "Jessica has been an asset to our son's reading remediation. Her knowledge and skills have been so valuable, and her patient spirit is just what our son needs."

Karen L. Bruton, CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.S. in Education, Baylor University; Certifications--English, Kindergarten, Early Childhood, Language/Learning Disabled

Experience: 32 years

Description: My entire teaching career was teaching students with learning difficulties especially in reading, writing, and spelling. I believe all children can learn to read and my job is to discover the method.

Testimonial: From a 4th grader: "Thank you for helping me learn to read even when I didn't think I could. You always believed in me."

Amanda Bush M.Ed., CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

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Education: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Science, Florida State University, M.Ed. School Counseling, Dallas Baptist University


Experience: 10 years


Description: I am a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Certified School Counselor. I love helping students increase their self-esteem​ by improving their reading skills. My teaching style is energetic, positive, and motivating.


Testimonial: "Amanda is such a blessing to our family! She has helped my son go from failing every standardized reading test in elementary school, to passing his most challenging 5th grade reading and writing exams."

Diane Colonnese, CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: BA Communications Auburn University, Masters Language Therapy Southern Methodist University

Experience:  20 years

Description:  My heart is with students who struggle with dyslexia. I am honored to do the work that I do and help students gain confidence as they learn and grow with the tools I can give them.

Testimonial:  "Diane is more than a therapist. She is a connector, teaching kids with reading difficulties with a gifted ease. She intuitively knows how to work with a child's difference and brilliance."

Heather Doolittle, B.S.

Multisensory Reading Center

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Education: B.S. in Landscape Horticulture from Colorado State University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 4 Years


Description: My passion to help students with reading difficulties has grown from my experiences as a parent and home educator. Since 2006, I have seen how online platforms can benefit students with dyslexia.


Testimonial: "Heather has been a great fit in our journey to help our son read! She is relaxed and engaging during the tutoring sessions, and very quickly discovered how to encourage and motivate his learning."

Rebecca Griffith, M.Ed. SLDS

Multisensory Reading Center

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Education: M. Ed. from George Mason University; B.A. in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington.


Experience: 12 years


Description: My passion over the last twelve years has been helping children of all ages to improve as readers and writers. As I expand my career with Lexercise, I am excited to broaden my knowledge-base and increase my impact.


Testimonial: I am astonished at the progress my 6-year-old has made working with Rebecca in just 3 months, and he is so proud! We have a long way to go, but we have hope and excitement to get us there. Thank you, Rebecca!

Andrea A. Gallo, Esquire, M.Ed., SLDS

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.A., George Washington University; M.Ed., Arcadia University; J.D., Widener School of Law, Certified Structured Literacy Specialist

Experience: 5 years

Description: Reading is at the heart of a child's academic success. As a special education advocate and mom of a son with dyslexia & APD, I understand the impact of strong literacy programming.

Testimonial: "Our therapist from Lexercise, Andrea, went over and beyond to help [name redacted] gain confidence and understand her new reading concepts."

Marie Havens, M.Ed., PCET, SLDS

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education:  M.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education/NILD Educational Therapy, Southeastern University; Graduate Certificate in Educational Therapy, University of California-Riverside; BS Physical Therapy, Ohio State University

Experience: 6 years

Description: My journey of teaching children with dyslexia started with 20+ years of homeschooling my own bright and creative children with dyslexia. I now help other struggling students become curious, confident, and competent learners; this is a true joy and passion!

Testimonial:“Thank you so much for the all the time and effort you have given [my son]. I have seen such huge strides forward in his writing and reading abilities. He will reap the benefits of your help for his entire lifetime!”

 

Debbie Hitt, B.S., CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education:  B.S. in Education from Stephen F. Austin State University

Experience: 31 years

Description:  I have a passion for teaching reading. Using a structured program with multi-sensory methods is the best way to help a child succeed at reading.

Testimonial:  "Thank you so much for helping my son learn to read and spell. I have watched him grow into a successful student during his time with you. We can never thank you enough for all you have done for him."

Sarah Johnson, Ed.S., SLDS

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.S. Elementary Education, Union University; M.Ed. Early Childhood Education, The University of Georgia; Ed.S. Reading, Arkansas State University; Reading, Gifted, and Dyslexia Endorsements, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 10 years

Description: Seeing young learners thrive is one of my greatest joys as an educator. Building rapport with students and meeting individual learning needs through structured literacy is a wonderful privilege!

Testimonial: "She was very knowledgeable of the subject matter and tailored lesson plans that targeted my daughter's struggles. Sarah was also very engaging with [child] which made my daughter not think of the lessons as work."

Sharon Jones, CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.A. Elementary Education, Harding University

Experience:  18 years

Description: I taught children in the 1st-6th grades in the Gen. Ed. classroom, ESL, and now as a Dyslexia Therapist in Public Schools. I love working one-on-one with my students to help them achieve their goals.

Testimonial: "Thank you for helping me be a better reader this year, and for helping me learn to write in cursive."

Mary Kennington, M.Ed., CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education:  B.A. in History, University of Arkansas; M.Ed. in Special Education, Midwestern State University

Experience: 7 years

Description: I am a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and an Educational Diagnostician who is passionate in helping struggling readers and writers meet their full potential.

Testimonial: "There are no words to describe the angel that we know you to be. You saved our boy--academically and emotionally--and we will forever have the most special place in our hearts saved just for you."

Jamie Kenny, M.Ed

Multisensory Reading Center

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Education:  B.A. Loyola University, Teaching Certification- Texas Woman’s University, M.Ed with Dyslexia Specialization- Midwestern State University, Diagnostician Certification- Midwestern State University


Experience:  21 years


Description: Empowering students with the skills, confidence, and strategies to become successful readers is incredibly rewarding. Teaching one-on-one is ideal because every student has their own pace and learning style.


Testimonial: "Jamie has been extremely patient and encouraging with my son.  The innovative ways she goes about presenting material and the repetition of materials is key to helping those with reading issues. "

Sandra May, B.A.S.

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.A.S. Interdisciplinary Studies Dallas Baptist University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 30 years

Description:  I have been in education for thirty years and am passionate about education and helping each of my students reach their full potential.

Testimonial:  "This program has changed my daughter’s life for the better. 20 years from now I will still remember the sincerity and time that Sandra put into Lily. I am forever and eternally grateful that she helped us so much."

Shana McFeaters B.S.Ed, SLDI

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education:  B.S Elementary Education Malone University; Reading Endorsement Kent State University

Experience: 20 years

Description:  Dedicated to providing researched based literacy therapy to individuals with dyslexia and other language based learning disabilities. It is a privilege to support the learning of the students I serve!

Testimonial: "If it were not for Shana's consistent, diligent, persistent work with our son, he would not have the skills and techniques necessary to be successful both academically and personally today and throughout his future."

Kristen Mulos, M.A., CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

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Education: BS. Elementary Education, Stephen F. Austin University, M.A. Reading, Reading Specialist, Texas A&M Commerce


Experience: 25 years


Description: Through a structured reading program, I have witnessed countless students, including my own children become successful readers. Unlocking the key to Reading difficulties is my passion.


Testimonial: “I just wanted to express my gratitude for the work Kristen Mulos did with my daughter. Mallory could not read prior to working with Kristen. Mallory is now a successful "A honor" roll student."

Christy Olsson, B.A., CDA, CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

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Education: CDA Credential, Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), BA Human Development


Experience: 11 Years


Description: I have seen struggling readers achieve astonishing progress with structured language based programs. I am pleased to be a part of the Lexercise on-line family so I can help so many more with reading success!


Testimonial: "My son always tested just on grade level but after a single summer he is now testing 3 grade levels above his current grade. He looked forward to their sessions! I recommend Christy without hesitation."

Jen Parra, M.Ed, CALT, SLDS

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.A History, Thomas Edison State College; M.Ed Special Education, Midwestern State University

Experience: 18 years

Description: My passion is helping students become lifelong readers. Structured literacy therapy can unlock a student's potential, and it is a privilege to partner with families as a guide on this journey.

Testimonial: "Jen Parra has worked with our son for five months and developed a trusting rapport with him. She has a gentle nature...and is also a great support to me. She's part of our family now on Monday nights!"

Anne Silveus, BBA, CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: CALT - Certified Academic Language Therapist, Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Psychology, Texas Woman's University

Experience: 26 years

Description: By far my most rewarding experience in teaching has been working with students with dyslexia. The success they achieve and the increase in self-esteem motivates me to learn all I can to help them.

Testimonial: "I cannot express how much gratitude I have for you and everything you have done to help (name redacted) progress this year. Her self-esteem has improved so much and I don't think she feels "dumb" anymore!”

Marla Treat, B.S., CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.S. Elementary Education University of Central Oklahoma; CALT, Certified Academic Language Therapist

Experience:  24 years

Description:  It is real joy to connect with my students, while teaching them multi-sensory strategies. It brings about their own understanding and success as readers.

Testimonial:  "We are thrilled to see our grandson light up at becoming a reader, after such a struggling start! Thank you for helping him in this journey, Mrs. Treat."

Sherri Turnquist, B.S., CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.S, in Education from Wayland Baptist University, Certified Academic Language Therapy Certification from The Shelton School of Dallas

Experience: 23 years

Description: I am passionate about the fact that all children learn differently. I count it a privilege to teach children strategies to help them become more successful in spelling, reading and writing. I am so happy to be a part of Lexercise to provide much needed & important intervention to struggling students.

Testimonial: "I feel like Sherri truly cared that my son understood each concept before moving to the next one. I also loved that she took time to ask him questions and get to know him on a personal level. Our family highly recommends Sherri as an online tutor."

Robin Carbajal, M.Ed., CALT

Reading Remedies

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Education: M.Ed. with Emphasis in Dyslexia, Midwestern State University; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


Experience: 20 years


Description:  I love making learning to read fun for kids. I find and target the source of your child’s reading struggles so that gains in reading (and self-confidence) may come quickly.


Testimonial:  “With Robin’s help, our daughter has made leaps and bounds in reading. Robin is a true gift. Forever thankful for her continued help and support that she had given to our daughter!"

Sybil Myers, B.S., SLDS

Readology Clinic

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Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University, Middle Grades Teaching Graduate Certificate from Appalachian State University


Experience: 5 years


Description: Blending my passion for reading and science by delivering Structured Literacy is the ideal career for me! Coaching and teaching taught me remarkable growth is possible at any level. Let's realize this together!


Testimonial:  Sybil is extremely thorough, kind and patient, and thanks to her insightful guidance, my daughter jumped ahead more than a grade level and is now at the top of her class.

Maridee Roberson, B.S., SLDS

Redeem Reading

Close Education: B.S. Early Childhood-4th grade Education University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 13 years

Description:  As a compassionate teacher, I use my passion and skills to inspire a love of reading and encourage confident life-long learners through structured literacy. I love equipping and empowering families.

Testimonial:  "My child's teachers tell me, 'Keep doing whatever you are doing in therapy! Your child is showing remarkable growth and displays extreme independence.'"

Georgia Stamos, M.S., AOGPE

Road to Decode

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Education: B.S. in Business Management, St. Francis College; M.S. in Elementary Special Education, Touro College


Experience: 12 years


Description: After noticing a pattern in struggling readers affecting their progress in all content areas, I became certified in the Orton-Gillingham approach. It is my passion to empower students and see their confidence grow.


Testimonial: “My son has really improved and has so much confidence now. Please know that because of you, he was able to see in himself that he’s capable of anything.”

Dara Jones, M.Ed.

Student Strong

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Education: B.S. Business Administration & Accounting from Mississippi College; M.Ed Dyslexia Therapy (Orton-Gillingham) from Mississippi College


Experience: 9 years


Description: I am very passionate about helping individuals who struggle with reading and writing. My goal is to give them the tools needed to become confident and successful readers.


Testimonial: "You taught my brain to work differently, and now I can read. Thank you for doing that.” 4th Grader

Kristin Russell, M.A.

The Language and Reading Center

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Education: B.S. Education University of Tennessee-Knoxville, M.A. Speech-Language Pathology University of Tennessee-Knoxville


Experience: 26 years


Description:  After being an SLP for many years, I discovered Structured Literacy Therapy. It quickly became my passion because it works! I love teaching and am thankful for the opportunity to work with both students and parents!


Testimonial: "Our son is now reading on grade-level, and most importantly, he LOVES to read!" and "We are so grateful for your knowledge and skills. You are the best of the best!"

Christina Ables, M.S., SLDS

The Learning Center

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Education: B.A. Music, Southern Connecticut State University; M.S. Elementary Education, Southern Connecticut State University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 14 years


Description: I have taught students from elementary to high school with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning challenges. I love helping struggling readers succeed while cultivating a "beautiful mind" mindset.


Testimonial: "After months of delivering dyslexia therapy to my teenage son, he exclaimed one day, 'Wow, it's easier to understand how each word is broken down so that I can spell it correctly!' It truly was a long-awaited relief!!"

Grace Kennedy, B.S.

The Learning Center

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Education: B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders


Experience: 3 years


Description:  I have taught struggling readers how to become confident in their decoding abilities! My background in Speech-Language-Pathology has given me tools to work with a variety of language disorders, including dyslexia.


Testimonial: Reading will help you excel in every part of life. I love sharing my tools and knowledge on how to help kids fall in love with reading.

Diane Lavin, B.S., CALT, SLDS

The Learning Center

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Education:  B.S. Elementary Education, U of Minnesota - Twin Cities; Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) The Shelton School, Richardson, Texas; Structured Language/Dyslexia Specialist Certification


Experience:  32 years


Description: I've seen many reading methods come and go. Structured language (Lexercise) is the gold standard for reading and spelling instruction. I've seen how effective it is first hand and am passionate about helping struggling readers.


Testimonial: "Our son really enjoys working with you and we all have seen improvements. Thank you so much for sharing your time, talent, and expertise with us and the many kids you work with! Such a gift!"

Bonnie C. Nicks, M.S., SLP/CCC

The Learning Center

Close Education: B.S. Communication Disorders University of Montevallo; M.S. Communication Disorder, Western Kentucky University

Experience: 42 years

Description:  I spent 10 years as a communication specialist at the Kentucky School for the Deaf followed by 20+ years in the public schools. Then 14 yrs. ago I opened a learning center for students with dyslexia.

Testimonial: "I am grateful I found Ms. Bonnie. My son went from non-reader to grade level. Most importantly, I no longer had a sick, angry, school-hating little boy. God blessed us. I will forever be thankful."

Sue Park, B.A.

The Park Academy

Close Education : B.A. in Special Education, Certifications in Educational Therapy and the Orton-Gillingham Approach

Experience : 30 years

Description: It is my joy to use my skills to improve the lives of students with learning disabilities and help their families gain a greater understanding of what it means to have a learning disability.

Testimonial: “Sue’s approach to learning is fun and almost magical. She is very positive with the students. My son actually LOVES and looks forward to working with Mrs. Sue. She understands the dyslexic mind.”

Jean Bates, M.S., SLDS

The Reading Clinic

Close Education: B.A. Teacher of the Handicapped, Kean College of New Jersey; M.S. Education, Elementary Reading and Literacy, Walden University; Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist

Experience: 24 years

Description:  I have spent my career providing individuals with the tools to become life-long readers. I love to teach and strive to have my students enjoy learning.

Testimonial: "Seeing my son build his confidence in reading is invaluable and we are grateful for Jean's guidance. She has a gift of being able to connect and engage, something many have not been able to do."

Lindsey Blackburn, M.S.

The Reading Clinic

Close Education: B.A. Psychology, Wake Forest University, M.S. Education, University of Southern Maine

Experience in Years: 10

Description: I taught for years as a special educator and was frustrated by the limited help for dyslexic students. I trained with the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and became a therapist to be part of the solution.

Testimonial: Lindsey was the first person in my daughter’s life to “get” her. Lindsey helped coach me to use the correct terms with the school to advocate for my daughter. My daughter has made incredible progress since working with Lindsey.

Joanna Brown, M.S.Ed, SLDS

The Reading Clinic

Close Education: B.A. History University of Colorado at Denver, M.S. Ed. General Childhood Education and Literacy

Experience: 10 years

Description:  Joanna’s literacy philosophy focuses on building independence and a sense of confidence as pathways to becoming a better reader.

Testimonial: "Joanna is a true specialist with incredible expertise in reading and writing. Most importantly Joanna has a wonderful personality for working with kids; she's both fun and rigorous."

Barbara T. Conway, Ph.D., CALT, SLDS

The Reading Clinic

Close Education: B.S. University of Texas; M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction: Reading, University of Houston; Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction: Reading, Texas A&M University; CALT; SLDS

Experience: 40 years

Description: Barbara believes that each learner has unique strengths and challenges. She loves to help her students celebrate strengths, overcome challenges, and become readers!

Testimonial: "Thank you so much for all you have done to give my son the skills he needs and the confidence to keep trying!"

Cristin Fischer, B.S.Ed., SLDS

The Reading Clinic

Close Education:  B.S.Ed Elementary Education, M.Ed Reading, Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist SLDS

Experience:  21 years

Description:  As a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist, I provide specialized reading instruction that provides struggling readers with the tools to become successful, confident readers.

Testimonial:  "During the course of our son's work with Cristin, his phonemic skills drastically increased. She did what our school teacher couldn't do, get him on grade level. We can't thank her enough for her help and support."

Jennifer Garcia, M.Ed, SLDS

The Reading Clinic

Close Education:  BSOE Business Administration, Wayland Baptist University; M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Bilingual Educacion, Texas A & M University- Commerce, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate

Experience: 18 years

Description: My favorite, most effective, and most rewarding years in education have definitely been the years of OG dyslexia therapy. I love helping dyslexic children finally taste success and feel empowered in literacy!

Testimonial: "Mrs. Garcia, you are my favorite teacher!" enthusiastically yelled by a parent after her child had achieved 2 years of growth in reading after only 8 weeks of therapy.

Keri Hope, M.Ed., TESOL, SLDS

The Reading Clinic

Close Education: B.A. Spanish Language and Literature, University of California Santa Barbara; M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Antioch University

Experience: 12 years

Description:  It is an honor to provide students with the tools needed to read effectively. I am committed to creating an evidence-based prescription that fits each child’s profile and also helps students see the magic of reading.

Testimonial:  “We meet with Keri every Wednesday; it is my grandson's favorite day of the week. He is now reading above grade level. Keri has made all the difference-she makes him feel that he matters and how he learns is important."

Cynthia Lang, BS, A/AOGPE

The Reading Clinic

Close Education: B.S., Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT

Experience: 8 years

Description:  Personal experience with my dyslexic daughter led me to professional training in Structured Literacy and Orton-Gillingham. I feel privileged to use these skills to guide my students to be successful learners.

Testimonial:  "Cindy was patient, persistent, and encouraging. She strived to know my child and build a trusting relationship so that my son developed both foundational reading skills and a love of books." Director, SPED

Angie Shipman, MCD, CCC-SLP, CALT, SLDS

The Reading Clinic

Close Education:  BSE, MCD, Arkansas State University; CALT, Shelton Academic Language Approach

Experience:  31 years

Description:  Helping students master the code and become proficient in reading and writing is my mission.

Testimonial:  "I'll always be convinced she was sent straight from heaven on behalf of all dyslexics."

Megan Stembel, B.A., SLDS

The Skilled Reader

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Education:  B.A. in Elementary Education from Grace College, trained in Orton-Gillingham Approach


Experience:  13 years


Description:  As a teacher, I see the need for a multisensory approach to teaching reading. Lexercise allows me to target the needs of students. It is a joy to watch them grow in their ability to read and write!


Testimonial: "Miss Megan is a great teacher! She helped me a lot with my speech sounds and spelling. My handwriting has gotten better with her help as well. She is easy to talk to and always makes the lessons fun."

Rebecca Inselman, M.Ed., AOGPE

The Skilled Reader

Close Education:  B.A. in Elementary Education with endorsement in Middle School Language Arts, Crown College; M.Ed. in Learning Disabilities with endorsement as Reading and Writing Specialist, Rivier University

Experience:  13 Years

Description:  I love helping struggling students become confident readers! With an Orton-Gillingham approach, every child CAN become a skilled reader. I feel so privileged to watch the amazing transformation happen.

Testimonial:  From a parent: “Becky was the best reading teacher we could have asked for for our daughter. She has the perfect blend of understanding and professionalism to help her students succeed.”

Janna Match, M.Ed., IMSLEC

The Skilled Reader

Close Education:  B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; M.Ed. in Psychology of Reading, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Experience: 30 years

Description:  Eleven years ago, the Orton-Gillingham approach entered my life and transformed my teaching. Helping students, ages 5 through 72, to become inquisitive readers and expressive writers has been a delight!

Testimonial:  “Last year, I could only read words like book and neck. This year, I can read big words like personification and misremember. I used to dislike reading in front of my class, but now I am enthusiastic about it.”

Laurie Molnar M.Ed., C/AOGPE, TESOL

The Skilled Reader

Close Education: B.S. Elementary /SPED Louisiana State University; M.Ed. Consulting Teacher of Reading, Lesley College; Orton Gillingham Certified Practitioner , AOGPE

Experience:  40 years

Description: People learn best in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. I provide creative teachable moments for successful, joyful learning.

Testimonial:  "I always struggled with reading, writing and spelling, but then I met Mrs. Molnar. She knew just what to do to help me understand. Even when I got frustrated, Mrs. Molnar was still fun and understanding."

May Shen, M.Ed., LDT, CALT, SLDS

The Skilled Reader

Close Education: B.A. in History, Dartmouth College; M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction and M.A. in Linguistics, The University of Texas at Arlington

Experience: 4 years

Description: After 15 years as a children's librarian and college TESOL instructor, I found Structured Literacy to be the most effective method to teach reading. My goal is to help your student become a skilled reader and writer!

Testimonial: From a parent: "I couldn't wait to tell you....(student) got her first-ever A on her spelling test today!!!"

Stephanie Ackerman M.S., CCC-SLP

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Education: B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Colorado State University; M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, The College of St. Rose


Experience: 25 years


Description: As an SLP I have worked with children from infancy to adolescents with communication and specific learning needs. I am thrilled to be able teach and support struggling readers using Lexercise.


Testimonial: "Stephanie is dedicated to the students she works with and puts her heart into everything she does. Stephanie finds creative ways to keep students engaged and excited about their learning and growth."

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Certifications

AOGPE – Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators
BCET – Board Certified Educational Therapist (Association of Educational Therapists)
CALP – Certified Academic Language Practitioner (Academic Language Therapy Association)
CALT – Certified Academic Language Therapist (Academic Language Therapy Association)
CCC – Certificate of Clinical Competence (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
CDP – Certified Dyslexia Practitioner (International Dyslexia Association)
PCET – Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (National Institute for Learning Development)
SLDS – Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist (International Dyslexia Association & the Center for Effective Reading Instruction)
SLDT – Structured Literacy Dyslexia Therapist (International Dyslexia Association & the Center for Effective Reading Instruction)
SLT – Structured Literacy Teacher (International Dyslexia Association)
TESOL – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL International Association)