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!

Linda Dietrich, CALT, LDT

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.”

Anne Clay Cernyar, B.S., GradCertEd

Bright Hope Educational Support Services

Close Education: B.S. Communications/Journalism, Liberty University; Dyslexia Training Certificate; Graduate Certificate in Educational Therapy; Phonographix and Lindamood Bell Techniques

Experience: 15 years

Description: I am a determined mom of a talented dyslexic teen and a lively, younger child with ADHD. 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."

Marie Havens, B.S., GradCertEd

Bright Hope Educational Support Services

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

Experience: 3 years

Description: For 20 years, I homeschooled my bright and creative children with dyslexia and related learning challenges. I want to help other children become confident readers and learners, so 3 years ago, I began the journey that led me to Lexercise!

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!”


Mindi Johanneman, B.A.

Building Pathways


Education: Reading Science Master’s Degree-Expected 2016, B.A. Early Childhood Education

Experience: 12 Years

Description: I struggled with reading as a child until a literacy expert taught me the skills I needed to have a "reading-ready brain"! I have been certified by the International Dyslexia Association and am pursuing my Master's in Reading Science to provide multisensory instruction and help students become fluent readers.

Testimonial: “We can’t thank you enough for all the wonderful help and support you gave my son. He loves reading because of the instruction you gave him.”

Clare Corcoran, MA-TESOL

Clare Corcoran

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!”

Joy Diamond, PhD

Diamond Language and Literacy Intervention

Close Education: PhD in speech and language pathology (literacy concentration) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Experience: 20 years

Description: I love teaching struggling readers and writers! I have used Orton-Gillingham based structured literacy practices for 20 years and am so excited to help more students through Lexercise.

Testimonial: “Joy has helped my son not only to gain ground in reading proficiency, but also to enjoy reading by increasing his self-efficacy and self-confidence.”

Laura Barr Sargent, M.Ed.

Hop On Reading

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

Experience: 13 years

Description: I am certified in the RAVE-O curriculum by Tufts University. Additionally, I am an Integrated Listening Practitioner using the Integrated Listening Systems and Orton-Gillingham trained.

Testimonials: “I was so worried when I found [Name Redacted] had Dyslexia. Would he be successful in school, go to college, get a job, care for a family? You have put my mind at ease. He is having great success - for that I am eternally grateful..!!”

Kristina Campbell, B.A.

Kristina Campbell

Close Education: B.A. in English from Western University.

Experience in Years: 20 years

Description: I am a certified educational therapist with NILD Canada. I am also working on Associate level practicum through the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Testimonial: "The confidence this has built in my daughter's reading comprehension and spelling has been wonderful. Thank you for helping my daughter reach her potential"

Laura Noe, M.A.

Learning Boost Educational Services

Close 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.E.d.

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."

Rabia Anne Sandage, M.S.Ed.

Lessons in Literacy


Education: Certified Dyslexia Practitioner, Master of Science in Education from Simmons College in Boston, Virginia Professional Teaching License, Bachelor of Arts from Bard College

Experience: 14 years

Description: Being in the trenches with beginning readers is my great joy, surpassed only by the moment a child emerges as a self-reliant reader and never looks back.

Testimonial: “I can see my son is gaining skills and confidence, but it’s wonderful to hear his teachers talk about his progress.”

Jennifer Hubble, M.Ed., LDP, CALT

Lexia Education Services

Close Education: Masters in Education, Texas Licensed Dyslexia Practitioner, Certified Academic Language Therapist

Experience: 11 years

Description: I am currently a Texas licensed Dyslexia Practitioner, and Certified Academic Language Therapist. In addition, I have my Masters in Education as an all levels Reading Specialist and am pursuing my doctorate in Education. I have been working with dyslexic children for the past 4 years and in the public school system for the past 11 years.

Caitlin Spence Burguet, B.A.

Light Bulb Literacy

Close Education: B.A. in Psychology and Creative Writing from Salem College

Experience in Years: 1 year

Description: I want to be the best resource for struggling learners so I have studied Developmental Psychology and Human Memory and Learning in addition to the Structure of Written Language and the Orton-Gillingham Method.

Testimonial: "[Name Redacted] LOVES Caitlin and her cheerful, supportive and encouraging personality. She is very educated in structured literacy. [Name Redacted] never understood spelling rules before. Now he knows why words are spelled the way they are. It clicks! I don't know what we would have done without the opportunity to work with Caitlin."

Peggy Brooks, M.S., CALT, LDT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: Masters in Reading from Texas A&M

Experience in Years: 34

Description: As a dyslexic, I understand and enjoy helping these children discover how smart they truly are, and how successful they can become. I believe in this teaching method and have seen, many times, the successes the students show, because it works!

Testimonial: "Our daughter worked with Peggy from first through third grade for dyslexia. Our daughter always enjoyed working with Peggy and looked forward to her sessions. Peggy made a huge impact in our daughters reading skills. We can’t thank her enough."

Christy Olsson, B.A., CDA, CALT

Multisensory Reading Center


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."

Susie Barlowe, B.A., CALT, LDT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.A. in Communication Disorders from University of Redlands, CA

Experience: 26 years

Description: I have a passion to teach struggling readers to read. I've worked as an elementary school teacher for years and have become a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist to be a more effective teacher and therapist.

Testimonial: "My son struggled in school to the point of hiding under his desk.  As he worked with Mrs. Barlowe, his ability and love for reading quickly developed.  The forever impact though was his confidence to tackle bigger things.  As he learned skills to help him be a stronger reader, he became a stronger student across the board, including English and math.  He is now a National Junior Honor Society student.   I’m confident he will excel in life because his foundation in reading was developed by Mrs. Barlowe.  Forever thankful."

Jen Parra, M.Ed, LDT, CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.A. History, Thomas Edison State College
M.Ed with emphasis in Dyslexia, Midwestern State University

Experience: 15 years

Description: I have worked with many types of learners including those with dyslexia, LD, ADHD, autism and other disables. I love using mulitsensory methods along with love and patience to help any child reach their potential.

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!"

Hope B. DuBois, M.A., CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.S. Elementary Education, M.A. Special Education, Ed.Specialist Integrating Technology from University of New Mexico

Experience in Years: 25 years

Description: I have always felt a special affinity for working with bright students with reading challenges. My son, a dyslexic, has been an inspiration to me in my pursuit and receipt of my ALTA certification.

Testimonial: "Hope has been helping my daughter, who is bilingual; improve her reading and writing skills. She really enjoys working with Hope as she is very kind, professional and responsible.”

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."

Julie O’Brien, M.Ed., CALT, LDT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: Masters in Curriculum and Education- the University of Texas

Experience in Years: 23

Description: In addition to my CALT and LDT certifications I am also a certified reading specialist, master reading teacher, and certified reading recovery teacher. I have always dreamed of serving struggling readers in an online format.

Testimonial: "Julie is caring and knowledgeable. Her patience and skill in working with my son has led to great gains in his reading and spelling skills. She’s changed his attitude toward reading and toward school in general!"

Vicki Littleton, B.S., CALT, LDT

Multisensory Reading Center

Close Education: B.S. in Education from Tennessee Temple University

Experience: 36 years

Description: As a novice teacher I saw a pattern in struggling readers. Through much research to try to help them, I found the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory method to be the most effective in teaching students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. My passion is teaching children to love reading.

Testimonial: "If it were not for Vicki Littleton’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."

Denise Lessow, Ed.D.

Pinnacle Learning Center

Close Education: Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Indiana University,
Bloomington; M.A.T. in Education from Sacred Heart University

Experience: 30 years

Description: It is deeply rewarding to help a bright child with learning differences develop the right tools and strategies he or she can use to read, write, and find success. Interacting with students and their families through Lexercises’s interactive teletherapy platform is a structured, effective, and enjoyable way to serve families as a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist.

Testimonial: “He loves science and building things at home, but always struggled with reading, writing, and spelling at school. I had never seen that spark for learning in him. We always knew it was there, but working with Denise gave him his confidence back, and helped him realize his true potential. He realizes he has to put in the work and practice new skills, but he wants to because now he gets results instead of just being frustrated. Now he looks forward to going to school.”


Rebecca Neyhard, M.Ed.

R.N. Educational Services

Close Education: BS in Education from Bloomsburg University, Master in Education from Edinboro University

Experience: 16 years

Description: I received training in the Orton-Gillingham Methodology from Children’s Dyslexia Center, Inc. I decided to join Lexercise because I feel that this methodology should be available to more children.

Testimonial: “Since you’ve been tutoring him (her son), I have seen a lot of improvement with his school work. He doesn’t complain about doing his homework anymore.”

Elizabeth Hatcher, Ed.Cert

Raleigh Therapy Services

Close Education: B.A. in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Education Certification from University of North Carolina at Wilmington – Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Special Education

Experience: 7 years

Description: I began my career as an educator in the public school system before moving to a private setting and receiving formal Orton-Gilligham training. I love working to deliver this therapy online to children all over the world!

Ruth Bevan, M.Ed.

Read for Life Clinic

Close Education: B.S.Ed. Elementary Education, West Chester University
M.Ed. Special Education, University of Florida

Experience: 20 years

Description: In addition to my experience, I am a member of the Association of Educational Therapists, International Dyslexia Association, Council for Exceptional Children, and the International Reading Association.

Testimonial: “We are so thankful for [Name Redacted]’s progress. She started at age 7 with no understanding of letters and sounds. By fourth grade she was reading on grade level-one of the best readers in the class, and today was inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society.”

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.


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