Professional Education in the Science of Reading

The Lexercise IDA Accredited PLUS Program is the most convenient, affordable, and effective professional development available.

What You Get From Our Professional Courses:

  •  Expert Instruction

    Learn structured literacy (Orton-Gillingham) from industry leaders.

  •  Flexible Scheduling

    Complete your education at your own pace and from anywhere with an Internet connection.

  •  Qualified Support

    Become a dyslexia expert and help students all over the English-speaking world.

  •  Professional Development

    Earn ASHA CEU credit by taking our courses.

Who Are These Courses for?

Our courses are for anyone who is looking to become an expert in structured literacy. After completing our courses, you can help struggling readers gain confidence and become proficient readers and spellers.

Why Us?

We are proud to be accredited by IDA and in partnership with these expert organizations:

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What Our Students Are Saying:

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Having limited experience with Orton-Gillingham or Structured Literacy before taking the courses, I found the Lexercise courses to be comprehensive. The information was presented sequentially, from the research-backed basics to interpretation and application, so that I had the foundation knowledge and skills to learn as I progressed. The couse support team is very friendly and knowledgeable!”

Sybil Myers, B.S., SLDS

Our professional education courses have been taken by hundreds of students from all over the world. Explore each course and learn what you can expect from our highly comprehensive curriculum on the structured literacy approach.

Our Professional Courses:

Learn the Structured Literacy Approach

Course 1: The Structure of Written English

30-Hour Online Course


This self-paced professional course is a detailed tour of the interwoven, micro-structure of the English language, from speech to print. Participants will learn concepts, terminology and how to apply them in linguistic analysis in five language domains: Phonetics and Phonology, Orthography, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Discourse.

Who is this course for?

All are welcome; parents, teachers, school administrators, and aspiring therapists! If you are interested in strengthening your knowledge of the science of reading, this course is for you. You do not need previous training to take this course.

Upon completion of this course you will:


    Have a basic knowledge of the structure of written English.


    Qualify to take Course 2: Multisensory Structured Literacy Intervention.

Course 2: The Multisensory, Structured Literacy Intervention

45-Hour Online Course


This 45-hour self-paced course is designed as an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to apply a structured literacy (Orton-Gillingham) approach to intervention with students who have language processing weaknesses. Participants will learn a variety of science-backed structured literacy principles and instructional routines and will have opportunities to practice their application.

Who is this course for?

Teachers, school administrators, speech-language pathologists, aspiring therapists, advocates, parents, and anyone who is looking to provide literacy intervention. Course 1 or its test out exam is a prerequisite to this course (See: Qualifications Exams).

Upon completion of this course you will:


    Have the skills to use a structured literacy approach with struggling readers.


    Qualify to take our practicum (Course 3)


    Be one step closer to helping struggling students become proficient readers and spellers.

Course 3: Practicum in Structured Literacy Therapy

100-Hour Clinical Practicum


13-week, live, online clinical practicum for professionals providing online, clinical intervention to struggling readers of various ages. Professionals will apply structured literacy techniques while learning best-practice teletherapy methods.
Under the mentorship of a CERI Certified Lexercise therapist, you will practice providing structured literacy intervention with struggling readers of different ages. The struggling readers served through this course are funded through the Natalie Wexler Scholarship, which has provided services for hundreds of students who otherwise would not have been able to afford therapy.

Who is this course for?

Educators, administrators, and professionals who are seeking to work as therapists or apply for CERI certification. Course 1 and 2 or their test out exams are prerequisites to this course.

Upon completion of this course you will:


    Eligible to take the CERI KPEERI Exam


    Eligible to apply for CERI’s SLDS certification (Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist)


    Earn the certificate of completion for the Lexercise IDA AccreditedPLUS course sequence


    Qualified to work as a Lexercise Therapist


Complete Course 3 and we will fully reimburse your SLDS certification*, including CERI exam and 1st licensure fees, a $315 value!

*Must be achieved within 6 months of course completion.


UNC Greensboro trusts Lexercise to train their speech-language pathologists. Learn how Lexercise Course 1 is used to train master’s students in speech-language pathology at UNC Greensboro here.


The CERI certification exam pass rate for Lexercise practicum graduates is 96% which is well above the pass rate for all individuals who have taken the exam.

Looking to Bring the Lexercise Structured Literacy Curriculum to Your School?

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