Emerson, a victorious word wizard


As a 9-year-old homeschooled rising 4th-grade student, Emerson is a competent and confident speller and writer. He enjoys thinking about word parts, what they mean and how they are spelled.

That is quite a change. Last spring, before his 3rd-grade year, Emerson resisted anything having to do with writing words. His initial writing sample consisted of just three sentences and most of the words were misspelled.

After covering 24 Lexercise levels Emerson no longer resists writing; he embraces it. His writing is nearly ten times more accurate than it was last spring. He is a word analysis wizard who can identify word elements like base, suffix, and prefix, even with new and unfamiliar words.

I recently interviewed Emerson’s mom, Julie Barney, about their experience with Lexercise online therapy. Below is a video of our conversation and an outline.


Video Interview Outline

Time 0:00 – Introduction
Time 0:44 – Can you describe how and when you first became concerned about Emerson’s reading, writing and spelling skills?
Time 3:07 – Will you describe Emerson’s progress with Lexercise Online Treatment and how it has helped you as a homeschool mom?
Time 5:47 – You and Emerson had some office-based sessions before starting Lexercise Online Treatment. Can you describe how online treatment has worked compared to office-based treatment?

Thanks, Julie…and keep up the good work, Emerson!

If your child struggles with reading, writing, or spelling, please have a look at the Lexercise Online Dyslexia Testing and Treatment page. It could turn your child into a reader! If you have questions about the diagnosis or treatment of dyslexia, I would love to hear from you. Email me at Info@Lexercise.com or 1-919-747-4557.

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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.