Meet Our Dyslexia Therapists

Lexercise teletherapy partners are experts in structured literacy (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 you can always 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

Debbie Santee, B.S., SLDS

3 E Solutions for Literacy

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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."

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."

Shelley Yeater, M.A., SLDS

All Things Literacy

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Education: M.A.Teaching and Learning, NOVA Southeastern University, Florida, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 18 years


Description: Being a dyslexic myself, I understand the frustration and difficulties with overcoming learning differences. I have dedicated my career to helping students become successful in literacy.


Testimonial: "We have seen our daughter progress so much already just within two months. She has so much knowledge mixed in with a kind and caring spirit. We feel blessed to have her as our daughter’s therapist."

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."

Blog Posts:

Is Dyslexia a Disability?

Christina Ables, M.S., SLDS

Beautiful Minds 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!!"

Sarah Ward, B.A., TESOL

Beautiful Minds Learning Center

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Education:  B.A. Philosophy, John F. Kennedy University; TESOL International Association (TESOL)


Experience:  5 years


Description:  With my background in education and a deep passion for literacy, I specialize in delivering fun, personalized sessions rooted in evidence-based practices. I love helping learners unlock the door to successful reading!


Testimonial:  "Sarah is a fantastic teacher. She is patient and kind and makes learning enjoyable for her students."

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.”

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., SLDS

Building Pathways

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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!"

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!"

Blog Posts:

Dyslexia Symptoms: Signs of Dyslexia in Kids

Dawn Korra, M.S., SLDI

Building Pathways

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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., C-SLDI

Building Pathways

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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."

Rebecca Bobincheck, M.Ed.

Cardinal Pediatrics

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Education: Bachelor of Social Work from West Virginia University, Master of Education from Boston University


Experience: 5 years


Description: I utilize my experiences as a teacher and private tutor along with a touch of creativity to deliver lessons in a way that unlocks the door of literacy for those who thought it would always be closed.


Testimonial: "Thanks to Rebecca our son is now reading with much more confidence! He had been feeling so defeated but she poured so much patience and encouragement into him that he looked forward to his sessions."

Clare Corcoran, M.A., TESOL, SLDS

Clare Corcoran

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


Experience: 14 years


Description: I've taught and tutored all aspects of English, and focused on literacy for 7 years. Lexercise is my choice for dyslexia intervention because it reveals a calm and clear path to effective reading.


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, the pride & confidence she exuded was priceless!”

Kim Stewart, CCC-SLP

Dawn Reading Center

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Education: M.A. Communication Disorders from University of Central Florida, B.S. in Biology, A.S. in Radiologic Sciences (MRI/CT/X-Ray Tech)


Experience: 12+ years 


Description:  As a therapist and a parent of a child with a learning disability, I'm passionate in working with dyslexic clients of all ages. I understand well the brain’s amazing ability to adapt and learn!


Testimonial: "My son really enjoyed working with Kim. He's quite shy, but she was engaging, upbeat, and fun to work with. His confidence grew tremendously as a result of her cheerfulness and clear instruction."

Nicole Tornow, M. Ed., C-SLDI

Defy Dyslexia

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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."

Christie Bernard, C-SLDI

Desert Scholar Reading Enrichment

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Education:  B.S. Psychology, Communications Minor, Dallas Baptist University; Pursuing M.Ed. in Special Education - Educational Diagnostician


Experience:  8 years


Description:  I have been teaching since 2015, and this is my 5th year as a Dyslexia Interventionist. I have also taught English online for over 4 years. I love helping students find success in reading!


Testimonial:  "A patient and gentle teacher. Thank you!" - D.'s Mom

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."

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

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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., SLDS

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., SLDI

Developing Readers

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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!"

Mickaela Leopold, M.Ed., SLDS

Developing Readers

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Education: M.Ed University of Phoenix


Experience: 19 years


Description: As an elementary school teacher I am passionate about empowering students with the tools needed to become confident and capable readers.


Testimonial: "Thank you for all of the hard work and dedication you put into helping my daughter. Since she started the program, she is much more confident in her reading. Your patience and willingness is so awesome!"

Tawny Saleem, BSEd

Developing Readers

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Education: B.S. Education University of Central Oklahoma


Experience: 14 years


Description: Educating children and helping them achieve their best while they grow in confidence is my greatest passion! I have taught Pre-K through 6th grade and am currently working on obtaining my CALT certification.


Testimonial: "It is clear that Tawny has a natural gift for teaching. Her patience and intuitive ability to connect with students in such a way that motivates and encourages them to succeed is such a blessing."

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."

Kristen Akerman, M.Ed., CALT

Great Circle Reading

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Education: B.S. Deaf Education University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma; M. Ed. Reading East Central University; Certified Academic Language Therapist training and certification Payne Education Center; LETRS


Experience:  21 years


Description: My determination to better serve my hard-of-hearing students led me down the path of Structured Literacy. I am grateful this knowledge has opened many opportunities to help struggling readers.


Testimonial: "Since working with Kristen, my dyslexic daughter's self-confidence has been boosted as well as her reading level. I would highly recommend Kristen for any reading issues."

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."

Jinji Donato, MLS, SLDS

Illuminations Dyslexia Center

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Education: B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies- Social Science Florida Atlantic University; MLS Rollins College, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 3 years


Description: I love to help my clients access the joys of literacy by developing their skills and self-confidence in reading, writing, and self-expression.

Liz Douge, M.A., ET/P, SLDS

Illuminations Dyslexia Center

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Education: B.A. Sociology University of Southern California (USC); M.A. Special Education, Point Loma Nazarene University; Certificate in Educational Therapy, University California Riverside, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience:  18 years


Description: I have personally seen the impact that illiteracy can have on a person’s life. Because of this, I have made it my personal goal to tackle illiteracy as a way of changing the lives of clients that I serve.


Testimonial: "My son has been working with Elizabeth (Liz) and I've seen so much improvement in his reading and his confidence. He's volunteering more to read aloud and he has more than doubled his words read per minute!"

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."

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."

Cyndy Bezz, B.S., SLDS

Lightworks Learning Center

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Education: B.S. University of Connecticut; K-6 Teacher Certification, Central Connecticut State University; Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 11 years


Description:  I have taught students from K-12 in public, homeschool, and private school settings. I aim to meet each student's needs and provide the strategies for each one to become a successful and confident reader.


Testimonial: "Cyndy always makes a connection with our daughter who is very shy. I appreciate her patience and understanding. She is so good about answering my questions and providing support. She has been the perfect match for us."

Stefanie Corso, M.S., SLDS

Lightworks Learning Center

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Education: M.S. Louisiana Tech University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience:  15 Years


Description: As a classroom teacher and a parent of a child with Dyslexia, I am committed to using my expertise and knowledge to use the Structure Literacy Program to help other children learn to read.


Testimonial: "We find her very positive, patient and encouraging. After the first session, she quickly tailored the structure and format of the lessons to our needs."

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."

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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."

Daniel Russell, M.A.T., SLDS

Lightworks Learning Center

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Education: B.A. History San Diego State University; M.A.T.,University of Alcalá, Spain


Experience: 9 years


Description: Having taught abroad in several countries, I thrive on making connections with students from diverse backgrounds. I aim to use this understanding of unique learning styles to impact students through structured literacy.


Testimonial:  "We are so thankful for Daniel and the time, energy, care and effort he put into ensuring that our daughter was able to improve her reading and writing skills.He is a well-informed and talented 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."

Rae Lynn Sutsch, B.S. Ed., CALT

Lightworks Learning Center

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Education: B.S. Elementary Education University of North Texas


Experience: 14 years


Description: Teaching children has been the passion of my life with 14+ years of experience in public, private, and homeschool settings. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a non-reader become a reader.


Testimonial: "When you teach a child to read, you open their future. Mrs. Sutsch has done just that for my son. The love and support she has shown will last forever. I cannot thank her enough."

McKenzie Alewine, M.Ed., SLDS

Literacy Imagined

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Education: B.S. Special Education, Clemson University; 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."

Julie M. Brennan, M.Ed., SLDS

Literacy Imagined

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Education: B.S. Early Childhood & Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University; M.Ed. Reading Education from Walden University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 18 years


Description: I have many years of classroom teaching experience. I have taught and supported many students on their journeys to becoming successful readers.


Testimonial: "Ms. Julie is amazing! She is patient, understanding, and supportive! She exceeded my expectations! My son has shown progress and growth. She has been an integral part of his success." SH (parent)

Sabrina Lu Ekanayake, M.Ed., SLDS

Literacy Imagined

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Education: B.A. Psychology, UCLA; M.Ed. Educational Technology, American College of Education


Experience: 10 years


Description: As a Reading & Assistive Technology Specialist I can teach methods to increase grade level access and output while simultaneously working on building literacy skills in engaging and productive ways.


Testimonial: Sabrina's positive, fun, engaging personality makes for a wonderful and comforting learning environment. There has been a tremendous improvement in confidence. Sabrina genuinely cares and it shows.

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."

Jenna Haynie, M.S.Ed, SLPA

Literacy Utah

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Education: B.S. in both Elementary Education & Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education. MS.Ed. in Curriculum Design and Instruction


Experience: 5 years


Description: Seeing a student's confidence grow is the best part of what i do. I am an advocate of diagnostic teaching and use student data to create custom and effective lessons for learners of all ages.


Testimonial: Literacy Utah is extremely helpful, always knows where he is at and has been a great help while we were trying to get him help at school. Cannot recommend enough!

Laura Ramer, B.A.

Literacy Utah

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Education:  B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 1 year


Description:  In every session I aim to build upon students' unique strengths and to create a fun, supportive atmosphere where it's safe to take risks and grow. I love seeing struggling readers surprise themselves by what they can do!


Testimonial:  "We appreciate your enthusiasm and patience...you have taught us both so many tools that can help [my daughter] throughout her day to day activities. Your personable attitude has been so pleasant to work with."

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

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

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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!”

Jessica Badgett, M.Ed., CALT

Multisensory Reading Center

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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: 17 years


Description: It is my goal for all of my students to be able to read and write to the best of their ability and for the family to be equipped with the knowledge they need for the long-term success of their child.


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., SLDS

Multisensory Reading Center

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


Experience: 5 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

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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

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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."

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."

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."

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."

Jaime Orozco, Ed.S., SLDS

Multisensory Reading Center

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Education: B.A. & M.A. History California State University; Ed.S. American College of Education


Experience: 20 years


Description: Jaime Orozco is an Education Specialist with a heart to see struggling readers thrive and enjoy the learning journey. Jaime is trained in structured literacy and will soon earn her C-SDLS.


Testimonial:  "We have been so pleased working with you. Our son grew so much in his reading skills. We can tell that you enjoy what you do. You create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere conducive to learning."

Orianne Pearlman, Ed.D., C-SLDS

Multisensory Reading Center

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Education: Ed.D. from A.T. Still University; MBA from WBU; B.A. in psychology from UCSC


Experience: 9 years


Description:  I enjoy inspiring students to become lifelong learners! Structured literacy is a powerful tool for me to assist learners in developing their reading abilities to expand their future opportunities.


Testimonial: “My nine year old son worked with Orianne...Orianne was able to find ways to guide him past each hurdle. She helped me, as a parent, to think of techniques to keep trying new things. He's improved so much!"

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!"

Blog Posts:

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What Causes Dyslexia?

David Shectman, M.Ed.

Multisensory Reading Center

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Education: B.A. SUNY Stony Brook; M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, George Mason University


Experience:  18 years


Description:  I am a people person and thrive when helping others, particularly children. As a voracious reader, working as a teletherapist allows me to combine my love of helping others & my passion for reading!


Testimonial: "David really formed a special bond with our son. His reading and writing improved, and he became calmer and far less resistant to doing his schoolwork. We remain grateful for David's help and insight."

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."

Giulianna Kesler M.S., CALT, LDT

Read Confidently

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Education: B.S. Elementary Education, Oral Roberts University and M.S. Curriculum Instruction, Western Governors University


Experience: 15 years


Description: I have taught in public and private education grades Pre-K through 5 and have spent the last several years working as a dyslexia therapist. I love helping readers gain confidence and skill.


Testimonial: "Mrs. Kesler has a way of bringing learning alive that has made reading joyful for my 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: 6 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.'"

Blog Posts:

Is My Child Dyslexic? Signs of Dyslexia by Age Group

Jessaca Gatens, M.Ed

School Solutions

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Education: B.A. Psychology, University of Washington; M.Ed, Seattle University


Description: I have taught K-8 for many years. My passion is working with students and helping to grow their confidence so they can reach their full potential and make great gains in their reading.


Testimonial: "Jessaca has been an amazing support for my child. She is so encouraging and positive! My child responded so well to her instruction. In 8 weeks my child grew 3 reading levels with the help and guidance of Jessaca!"

Julie Holderman, B.A., SLDS

School Solutions

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Education: B.A. Elementary Education/Learning Disabilities, Purdue University, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 12 years


Description: With experience in public, private and home schools I understand the challenges many students face when learning to read. Leading students and their parents through those challenges is an honor.


Testimonial: "Julie is an amazing therapist. My son can't wait until his sessions..he loves working with her. That says a lot because he doesn't like schoolwork. My son has ADHD and she is able to keep his attention.

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

Alyson Leighton, M.Ed., SLDS

The Incredible Brain

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Education: B.A. English Literature, B.S. Elementary Education, M. Ed. Elementary Education, University of North Dakota


Experience: 15 years


Description: My aim is for students to THRIVE in school and life, not just survive. I have seen firsthand how an effective structured literacy curriculum is the key to success with struggling readers and writers.


Testimonial: "Alyson was amazing to work with! My daughter was very reluctant to start tutoring, but after our first meeting with Alyson, she never complained again."

Steven Dinerman, M.S. CCC-SLP

The Learning Center

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Education:  M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northern Arizona University; BA Journalism, Temple University


Experience:  18 years


Description:  Private practice speech/language therapist with children and adults. 5 years of reading therapy with children-young adults. Enjoy working with adults pursuing their GED and developing literacy skills.


Testimonial: "Emma connected with Mr. Dinerman and took to his gentle and patient approach. He's encouraging, kind, and left her feeling empowered each week. He provided me with resources and answered my questions."

Inez Freeney Fisher, M.Ed., M.S., CALT

The Learning Center

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Education: B.S. in Speech Language Pathology, M.S., Audiology Southern Methodist University; M.Ed., Lamar University Teacher Leadership; CALT, June Shelton School


Experience: 19 years


Description: The Structured Language Approach is a perfect blend of what I believe all struggling readers could benefit from to become life-long readers.

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, C-SLDS

The Learning Center

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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."

Aimee Traks, M.A., M.Ed., CALT

The Learning Center

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Education: M.A. University of Texas at Dallas; M.Ed. Southern Methodist University


Experience: 11 years


Description: Literacy instruction and dyslexia intervention are my absolute passion. The most fulfilling part of dyslexia therapy is the privilege of witnessing exceptional student growth!


Testimonial: "Aimee individualizes each lesson based on my son’s needs, she communicates what I, as a parent, can do to help him at home, and she prioritizes celebrating his successes during therapy!"

Bridgette Whitlow-Spurlock, Ed.D., Ph.D.

The Learning Center

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Education: B.S. Elem. Ed.; M.Ed Gen. Ed. w/ Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education; Ed.S. Curriculum & Instruction; Ed.D. Curriculum & Instructiony; Ph.D.-Adv. Ed. Research: Special Education; CALT


Experience:  4 years


Description:  My entrance into world of dyslexia and reading instruction came from helping my own child with dyslexia. The evidence for structured literacy therapy confirms it is the optimum instructional method.


Testimonial: "Dr. Bridgette is the person I turn to when needing guidance with reading instruction. She is knowledgeable and has a passion for reading. She knows how to connect with struggling readers and parents."

Jean Bates, M.S., SLDS

The Reading Clinic

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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. Ed., AOGPE, SLDS

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


Experience in Years: 15


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.

Cristin Fischer, B.S.Ed., SLDS

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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

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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

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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

Cecelia McCord, M.Ed, SLDS

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Education: B.S. Early Childhood Education Georgia College and State University; M.Ed Elementary Reading and Literacy, Walden University


Experience: 6 Years


Description:  I have taught elementary age students with a range of reading abilities. I aim to help struggling readers find confidence in themselves and have success in their literacy development.


Testimonial: "Cecelia is knowledgeable, patient, and expertly skilled. Our daughter has grown in ability and confidence. She cues her to re-examine a mistake with kindness. We feel very grateful for her expertise."

Sarah Overby, M.Ed., LDT, CALT

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Education:  B.S. Elementary Education, M.Ed. Dyslexia Therapy, The University of Southern Mississippi


Experience:  5 years


Description:  I have worked with students from kindergarten to eighth grade in the private school setting. I love working with students with dyslexia and other learning differences and seeing their successes!


Testimonial:  "Sarah has helped my daughter so much. She wasn't where she needed to be, and now she is reading! I can't thank Sarah enough!"

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."

Terra Allen, M.S., TESOL, SLDS

The Skilled Reader

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Education:  B.A. Education, K-12 Reading Endorsement, Boise State University; MS Curriculum and Instruction, Western Governors University; TESOL; Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


Experience: 14 years


Description:  I’ve spent two decades studying and teaching reading. A structured literacy approach makes the task of teaching and learning to read achievable and effective. Reading improvement is life-changing!


Testimonial:  "[Terra] has been so kind and patient, always keeping him engaged during his sessions. I learned so much myself during this time and she helped me become a better teacher for him."

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, Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate


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."

Virginia Rivas, B.A., MAT, SLDS

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Education: B.A. Psychology. Master of Arts in Teaching, Christopher Newport University. Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum Graduate 


Experience: 10 years


Description: In addition to helping learners develop the skills to be an effective reader, my goal is to build their confidence. I strive to create a comfortable learning environment where students take risks and acknowledge their progress.


Testimonial: "Ms. Rivas was a joy to work with. She brought a smile and happy attitude to each session with my daughter. She took the time to know my child and challenged and encouraged her to learn and try new things. She celebrated the big and small victories with her."

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

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


Experience: Lexercise therapist since 2017


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!!!"

Elyse Loudenbarger, M.Ed.

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Education:  B.S. Early Childhood Education, Kennesaw State University; M. Ed. Exceptional Student Education: Educational Therapy & Dyslexia Education, Southeastern University


Experience:  12 years


Description: My mission is to equip students and their families with the skills needed to learn and grow academically through research-based interventions, strategies, and approaches.


Testimonial: "Although struggling with ADHD, mild depression and mild ODD, our daughter has thrived under Elyse’s patient leadership and focused goal setting."

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Guide to Accreditations and Certifications

Our dyslexia therapists are world-class. You will find that they all have at least one, if not many accreditations and certifications. But what do they mean? Here is a list of the various certifications our therapists have earned:

  • 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)
  • SLDI – Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist (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)