More Than Just a Literacy Platform
When you think about your career direction, what qualities do you consider important: greater autonomy, a flexible schedule, freedom to work anywhere, security? Lexercise provides you with everything you need to build, maintain, and grow a thriving practice. You’ll get research-backed curricula, assessments, session plans, progress monitoring tools, client activities and games, parent support materials and an active and supportive community of therapists eager to help you succeed.
"I was so scared to leave public teaching and a set salary, but thanks to your system with the consults and
curriculum delivery, I doubled my salary last year! I’m eternally grateful for what Lexercise has allowed me
to do with my life at this juncture. So, thanks again!!"
-Jen Parra, M.Ed, LDT, CALT, CDT
Hundreds of thousands of parents visit our website every year seeking help for their children, and we connect these families with qualified experts like you. We provide you with sales and marketing support, so you can grow your practice and serve clients no matter where they live.
We understand how much of your day can be occupied by tasks other than working with students. So we've developed content and technology to manage billing for you, track client progress, streamline parent communication and reduce the time needed for session planning. All this allows you to serve more clients with less time and effort.
Work from wherever you'd like on a schedule that best fits your life. And say good-bye to your commute!
Our model of individualized instruction combined with games and activities for daily practice achieves remarkable client outcomes. We empower you to deliver life-changing results to the families you serve.
You can see a demo of Lexercise that we made for prospective teletherapy partners on our How It Works page. It walks you through the organization of the Lexercise Structured Literacy Curriculum and gives some examples of lesson teaching resources for use in online sessions.
You can find a detailed list of technical requirements here, but below are the highlights of what you will need:
You have to take the qualification test (Course 1 and 2 Test Out Exams) and prove your expertise because we have to know that the professionals who use Lexercise have the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective structured literacy treatment and use the Lexercise software. We do this because research has repeatedly shown a correlation between clients’ therapy progress and their therapist’s knowledge, and we are committed to getting the best and fastest results for our clients.
For more information see this article.
We have many people who want to work for Lexercise therapist groups or to create their own therapist groups, and we have very limited time. Our time must be focused on answering the questions of truly qualified professionals who are serious about joining this talented and like-minded community.
If you are serious and qualified, please show us by taking the Lexercise Qualification Test. (There is a study guide for it on the link so you can see what this test covers.)
This is when you will get all the details!
We’ve worked hard to make sure the tour is thorough and can answer all you need to know about how Lexercise Teletherapy works. It covers:
We have developed a thorough Lexercise Teletherapy Training Course for qualified professionals, and in this training program you will learn everything you need to do online therapy. It covers:
A couple of decades ago our founder, Sandie Barrie-Blackley, discovered that, compared to the old model that required the client to come into the office for both direct instruction and practice, she could get faster results by including a way to do monitored, daily, structured practice every day at home. She found that using a once-a-week live, direct instruction session with the parent and child and then empowering the parent to lead the child in a little structured practice each day she could more than halve treatment time from 2.5 years on average to about 1 year.
Today, using online technology and the latest in research science, we’ve lowered that 2.5 year average for client remediation down to months (usually 1 to 2 semesters).
It’s More Thorough
Not all structured literacy intervention is updated to conform to the latest reading science research. In particular, we know know there are three essential elements that predict progress (The 3-Legged Stool). Paper-based products can not support treatment fidelity or accountability the way the Lexercise platform can. With reading science moving at such a fast pace it’s important for both the curriculum and the therapist to be able to adopt best-practices as soon as they are proven. The Lexercise platform makes that possible.
Clients Are More Likely to Comply with Best Practices
Let’s face it: structured literacy intervention takes work and parent commitment. If you are seeing clients in the clinic, it’s not always easy to get parents to keep their appointments 2-3 times-a-week. Plus, it is often a challenge for parents to be consistent about completing any practice you might assign between sessions. This lack of consistency is one of the main reasons for limited or slow progress.
Lexercise improves treatment consistency in several ways. First, it’s much easier for parents to commit to and honor a single, weekly therapy session that they can do from their computer, no matter where they are. There’s no commuting or taking off work, no cancellations due to inclement weather. All they need to do is go to a quiet room and turn on the computer. Second, the child’s daily practice games don’t require supervision, so all the parent has to do is make sure the child logs in and gets started for 15 minutes of meaningful, daily practice. Third, the parent-led activities are straightforward and easy to complete in 10-15 minutes a day, which even the busiest of families can generally manage. And finally, the tracking software holds everyone (the therapist, the parent and the child) accountable for doing their part so that the therapy is “hitting on all cylinders” all the time and truly setting a world standard for effectiveness.
This is a common question because in traditional Orton-Gillingham therapy a therapist sees the client for a one-hour session twice per week. During a session the therapist teaches the client new material (direct instruction) and does practice activities with the client.
In contrast, Lexercise splits the direct instruction and practice. You see the client once per week in a video session where you teach them new material and set up their practice. The other days of the week your client practices and reinforces what they learned from you in the live session by doing games and activities through their online account. (Lexercise clients get on average 400% more practice than if they were doing a twice-a-week traditional O-G session. That’s over 600 response challenges per week!)
All of this allows you to focus your live, one-on-one video session on teaching new lesson material and using your expertise to address each client’s individual needs because the Lexercise platform is providing your client much more practice than would be humanly possible in the traditional O-G model.
We’ve built Lexercise to let you focus on what you enjoy and do best, helping children. Our platform lets you minimize the things you don’t enjoy, like chasing clients for payment and record keeping so that you can focus on providing the best possible therapy.
The benefits of using Lexercise are:
You just have to have high-speed internet, and you can be located wherever you would like. We have a number of therapists who have lived in or traveled to interesting places like the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and even Australia all while delivering Lexercise teletherapy. If you like the tropics, probably the best place to live would be Hawaii because during your normal business hours you would be able to serve clients in the coveted after-school hours for all U.S. timezones.
It depends on a number of variables, including how many clients you see and if they have been scheduled through Lexercise or through you. Working full-time, a number of Lexercise teletherapists make over $80,000 a year.
If you work for a therapist group, your group administrator will likely provide you with clients. Also, Lexercise sends paying clients to our therapists when we have them. And most therapists get a portion of their customers from their professional & personal networks through word-of-mouth marketing.
If you have your own therapy group, then you will have the opportunity to get some of your clients using the Lexercise consultative sales tool. This tool is integrated into the Lexercise communication system. It allows you to contact potential new clients who have screened their children with our tests and/or completed symptoms checklists and the results have shown a risk for a literacy problem and the likely need of your help. This tool takes much of the work out of contacting and following up with potential new clients because it includes templates, scripts, scheduling and much more.
You will also do marketing for your online practice to build up your group’s caseload. Lexercise supports our therapy groups in marketing their online practices. You will be able to use our sales tools and marketing support to easily communicate with your own leads as well.
With about an hour of marketing and consultative sales work each day, our therapist groups are filling up their caseloads.