Why We Test our Teletherapy Partners

Lex_telepractice_withmom_illustrationChildren aren’t the only ones being tested at Lexercise. Before we can even talk about testing or treating dyslexia, we have to know that the professional has the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective evaluation and treatment.

Yes, Lexercise tests its prospective clinical partners to be sure they do.

We do this because research has repeatedly shown a correlation between clients’ therapy progress and clinician knowledge. Professionals who want to use Lexercise as part of their practice begin by taking our Qualification Exam. This exam is based, in part, on the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards. We’ll invite the clinician to join Lexercise if their score is at least 80%. If the clinician doesn’t score at least 80% we’ll provide study resources and coaching, and they can re-test. Professionals who have not had previous professional training in a structured literacy approach (aka Orton-Gillingham) may want to begin by taking our two online courses. Instead of taking the Qualification Exam, course takers can demonstrate competence by passing the two end-of-course exams.

We hope that that clinicians find our qualification process collaborative, friendly and empowering. We certainly need more qualified professionals, and we want to do all we can to enable clinicians to develop and to demonstrate their competence.


Lexercise teletherapy partners are clinical educators or speech-language pathologists who are experts in structured literacy (a.k.a. Orton-Gillingham) therapy. They use the Lexercise teletherapy platform so they can work with clients wherever they live. If you are interested in becoming a Teletherapy Partner, click here or contact us with questions!

If you are looking for therapy for your child, one of these teletherapy therapists would be a good choice. You will need an evaluation first, so give us a call at 1-919-747-4557 and we’ll explain how to get started.

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Sandie Barrie Blackley, MA/CCC

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Sandie is a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 years of experience in the private practice sector. She is Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders at University of North Carolina Greensboro, and founder/owner of the Language & Learning Clinic, PLLC, a private practice in Elkin, NC, and Greensboro, NC, specializing in communication disorders, including disorders of reading and written language.