What People Are Saying

"My son was about two school years behind in reading. It also took him a very long time to write even one sentence. Writing frustrated him as much as reading, if not more. We’ve only been doing the program for about three months and I’ve seen such growth in him.

He is able to consistently read and spell multi-syllable words and words with consonant blends. The best part is watching him gain confidence in his abilities. He’s actually said multiple times that he finds the program fun."

Marie D.

Noah & Liz McKechnie

Why Do Families Love Lexercise?

Christina Burger

Student’s age: 9 | Professional Therapy

“We had hit a point in our reading instruction that we just were not progressing, our son was beginning to dread reading and getting very frustrated[…]. I researched different options and heard from many parents about the success they found with Lexercise. […]

“Nicole has been such a HUGE part of our journey! As a parent who was just beginning to learn about dyslexia, I was very overwhelmed, unconfident, and worried that I was failing my son or unable to provide him with what he needed. From our first conversation, Nicole was extremely positive, educated, and informed on dyslexia and how she could help. […] Our son responded to her genuine encouragement and enthusiasm, and she was able to really hone in on the areas that he needed extra help, meet him where he’s at and challenge him without overwhelming him. As a parent, she was SO responsive to my messages and questions. She was very encouraging to me, helping me with the parent resource side of things, as well as providing me thoughtful feedback and encouragement that really helped me grow in my own understanding of dyslexia and capabilities in how I can help my son. […]

“Our son[‘s] confidence has continued to build. He also really enjoys the computer instruction throughout the week. He does his practice every day without complaint, and he loves unlocking new levels and seeing his points increase, and meeting his goals. I also really like how Lexercise lays out the parent portion – I always know exactly what he and I need to do together to strengthen his skills and the activities are often enjoyable and varied. I feel like we have a solid partner in his reading journey!

“The combination of the Lexercise program with Nicole’s guidance, encouragement, and expertise has been a game-changer for our son. He’s now reading for fun on his own!! He has the ability and confidence now to try reading new things without hesitation. It’s been incredible to see his confidence just skyrocket with this program. And his spelling! Wow! That was one surprise I hadn’t anticipated. I really thought we’d have to work on reading first, and spelling would come much later down the road. His spelling actually improved after just the first lesson, and he continues to use his skills in all he writes. We are very happy with the continued results.”

Marie D.

Student’s age: 7 | Basic Therapy

“After reviewing several programs, it seemed like the best fit. I like that it has direct lessons but then several days of independent practice to review what was taught. My son has trouble focusing for long periods of time. The length of the daily practice works well for him. If the direct lesson is a long one, I can break it into two sessions to make it work for my son. The flexibility in the program is key for us.

“My son was about two school years behind in reading. It also took him a very long time to write even one sentence. Writing frustrated him as much as reading, if not more. We’ve only been doing the program for about three months and I’ve seen such growth in him. He is able to consistently read and spell multi-syllable words and words with consonant blends. The best part is watching him gain confidence in his abilities. He’s actually said multiple times that he finds the program fun.”

Lorna, parent (UK)

Student’s Age: 10 | Basic Therapy

…[My son] was unable to spell and he became increasingly anxious and under confident. I couldn’t get any support for my son through his school and I was worried that, in time, this would have a detrimental impact on his future studies…. The program has been life changing. [My son] has learnt how to see patterns and use tools to spell words. He went from writing one sentence where he was unable to spell one word correctly to writing several sentences with the odd incorrect word. [He] has grown in confidence and has been able to acknowledge himself the improvement he has made. As a mum, I feel happier that he is better prepared for secondary school and that he is not so anxious to put pen to paper.

The website is user friendly. The resources are fantastic. Although I didn’t feel the need to contact [our therapist], I knew I could contact her if I needed to. She always replied promptly and provided support as and when I needed it. She also emailed me from time to time to see how things were going and to let me know that she was checking in on [my son]’s progress. This program is worth every penny and although it does demand dedication from both the child and parent, it is certainly worth it in the end. 

Schynequa Mathis

Students’ ages: 10 | Professional Therapy*

“…it has worked wonders…her special education teacher when they returned to school just could not believe how much she had caught up…It has truly been amazing for us. I could not have found a better program for them.”

*Access to Lexercise therapy was provided by Dyslexia Services Foundation, a non-profit established by the owners of Lexercise.

Elizabeth Hall

Student’s Age: 9 | Professional Therapy

“…I was in a state of desperation. My daughter and I had tried more curriculums than I could count. I laid awake every night researching and worrying. We both had shed more tears than I’d like to admit. We had tried 2 different reading tutors who could only get us so far. Which wasn’t very far! …The first week with Lexercise was a bit overwhelming for both of us but our therapist was there every step of the way… By the second week, I could already see my daughter making progress… It was so encouraging! …After just 8 weeks we have watched our daughter gain so much confidence and improve her reading level by almost 2 grade-years. I’m excited to see how much further she can go with Lexercise.”

Mollie Stiles

Student’s age 9 | Professional Therapy

“…the frustration built, walls went up, and his attitude and actions tanked. Those moments when sounding out didn’t click became the norm, and reading became drudgery…I saw the light going out, something had to change. Then, we found Lexercise…it really is the force that changed the trajectory of my son’s education and self esteem. Being matched with an amazing teacher that does nothing but encourage, explain, and tailor Lexercise to his needs has been game changing. Miss Emily is a beloved part of my son’s life, and her willingness to draw out the best in him is a gift. […] The tasks are simple, well scripted, and easily understood. The steps to learning are scaffolded in such a way that he has truly been able to master the concepts before him. Lexercise has restored his will to try, and even more importantly, his joy. He beams that he is able to accomplish what he so desperately has desired for years, the ability to fluently read. Lexercise is hard work, but it’s magic as well. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a way to reach readers who are struggling. It has meant the world to us.”

Shay Discepolo

Student’s Age: 7 | Professional Therapy*

“The lockdowns caused a big learning gap for our son. When lockdowns happened, he was in kindergarten so going back to school in 1st grade, we noticed he was not doing well on assessments. I found Lexercise … Our son has made HUGE strides. On school assessment, he improved 106% and was advanced to 2nd grade to begin this year. He is reading so much better now and is even mastering inflection with different punctuation when reading. Comprehension is much improved as well…Camille DeGomez […] was kind, patient. and supportive. She always responded to messages and was always available. She connected with my son and encouraged him through all the lessons. We are very grateful for the individual attention our son received and are pleased that he is now on track with his reading proficiency.”

*Access to Lexercise services was provided through the Natalie Wexler Dyslexia Scholarship, offered in conjunction with the Lexercise professional development course sequence.

Roxanne, parent

Student’s age: 6 | Professional Therapy*

“My child has no idea how many headaches this program has prevented. Me on the other hand wished I was taught these lessons from the get go…Miss Camille […] took the extra time and effort to make sure my child and I really understood the lessons; allowing us to be set up for success.”

*Access to Lexercise services was provided through the Natalie Wexler Dyslexia Scholarship, offered in conjunction with the Lexercise professional development course sequence.

Parent of Sydney K

Student’s age: 8 | Professional Therapy

“I was amazed at his improvement in 7 [to] 8 weeks.”

David Morales

Student’s age: 13 | Basic Therapy

“I am thankful for Lexercise…Once [my son] sensed his improvement, there was no turning back. The most gratifying part of this phase of [his] life, was to see his self-confidence flourish alongside his reading skills. Today, [he] has overcome his dyslexia so dramatically, that he is an A-student in Honors English as a high school junior, and plans to take Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature next year as a senior. He will soon be applying to some of the top universities in the country. The vicious cycle that once left him feeling ‘dumb’ (reading poorly > not being interested > therefore continuing to read poorly) was obviously never about his intelligence. Lexercise was the key tool that helped [him] to unlock not only his reading potential, but his self-confidence…he… no longer feels like his dyslexia is a ‘disability.’ In fact, we have always marveled at the different way [his] brain works, how he troubleshoots solutions to all kinds of problems that the rest of us ‘non-dyslexics’ in the family didn’t imagine. We are very proud of who he has become. Thank you, Lexercise!”

Dawson, student

Student’s age: 9 | Professional Therapy

“I was struggling at school and I wasn’t happy. I hated school and used to take lots of water breaks. I used to hide in the restroom and [would’ve] done anything to avoid schoolwork. I was so unhappy in school that I used to cry myself to sleep at night…

…When I started Lexercise, I was at a Pre-K reading level, and now I have completed the course. Now I can read at any level but tested at a 95% at a 9th grade reading level. I am very happy that I have completed the Lexercise course, and I’m not struggling anymore. In fact, I’m the top reader in my grade.

I would highly recommend Lexercise to anyone who is struggling at school. Never let dyslexia hold you back!”

Note: Dawson insisted on doing his own testimonial, so he wrote his own script and recited it for his mother who recorded it.

Jennifer Desmond

Students’ ages 5 & 7 | Professional Therapy

“Aside from it completely working, the big takeaway for me was that it gave me the tools as a parent to be able to help my kids and this was not something I could find anywhere else….The program is just so manageable and it’s so structured – so doable.  I think anyone can do it.”

Noah & Liz McKechnie

Student’s age: 7 | Professional Therapy

“I am confident!” -Noah, age 7


Opinions are those of the clients. Lexercise offered our services in exchange for their producing the film. 

Amber Baumgartner

Student’s age: 13 | Basic Therapy

“My son struggled horribly last year…we sought out services of a psychologist…had him tested…the results were that he was dyslexic…Our doctor recognized Lexercise as a really good program that could be beneficial to him…so we signed up for the Basic Therapy Program…I am seeing an improvement in his grades. I am seeing more consistent spelling and I feel like his reading fluency and comprehension are also improving….it’s wonderful seeing the improvement that we have already.”

Nicole Johnston

Student’s age: 8 | Professional Therapy*

“I thought it wouldn’t help me, but it actually did help me.” – Theora, age 8

 

*Lexercise subscription provided by the Dyslexia Services Foundation, a non-profit established by the owners of Lexercise.

Jennifer Zamchiya

Student’s age: 7 | Basic Therapy

“Thank you for checking in. [My child] has made great progress. He’s gone from stumbling through a simple sentence to reading by himself at bedtime and reading Scripture in front of the congregation at church. So grateful for this online program!”

Lauren Kalik

Student’s age: 8 | Professional Therapy

“… I have to tell you, I had [my son]’s end of year IEP meeting yesterday. Here is a quote from the committee I met with:

‘In January [name redacted] was reading at the beginning of 2nd grade level, now he is reading at the end of 4th grade level. We’ve never seen such a huge jump in progress in that short of time. That tutor [Laura Sargent] you have is a miracle worker!’

I couldn’t agree more! Thank you so much for all your help with him, it’s truly amazing the progress he made in reading.”

Bruce Shields (adult client)

Adult Client | Professional Therapy

“This does work… It’s been life changing. I recommend it personally to anyone.”

Mary Elizabeth Bradford

Student’s age: 9 | Basic Therapy

“I just wanted to let you know that after only 2 weeks of following your online program my child is making jaw-dropping progress. She just spelled 50 basic words with near perfect accuracy and is reading SO much better. Thank you so much. We were worried and slogging through material with little progress on our own…wondering what was wrong. Also, she is not mixing up her letters near as much and quickly deciphering words that used to leave her tongue-tied when we would go through them quickly. I am so relieved and truly grateful. And the orator has a lovely, lovely voice.”

Leighton and Sheena

Student’s age: 7 | Basic Therapy

“I did some research and found Lexercise… [I] knew there was a trial period, so what did I have to lose?

We’re very excited that we’ve done it. He started out on a Kindergarten level… and now he’s reading at a 2nd grade level… it’s amazing… we’re so excited!

I have seen that he has such a confidence now. Before, he didn’t really want to read… now that he does have a confidence of reading [he] actually wants to read.”

Michael Bucey

Student’s age: 8 | Professional Therapy

“I have to tell you that your product has literally saved my son’s academic and social-emotional development from the ruin of our public school system… I don’t know where we would be today without it.”

Nicole Jack

Student’s age: 7 | Professional Therapy

“I simply cannot thank you all enough for your amazing program. Had it not been for you, my daughter would most likely still be crying in frustration as she desperately tried to read. It was horrible to watch as a parent…I felt so helpless. Now, seeing her read effortlessly is such a relief. Thank you all for the amazing work you do.

I was also very impressed with how quickly she improved. We were not even in the program a full year and she went from reading at a preschool level to 2nd grade level. Our instructor, Laura, greatly encouraged and uplifted my daughter through each step of the process. She has blossomed into a confident reader.”

Talisha Lawson

Student’s age: 10 | Professional Therapy

“[My son] went from a 1 (lowest score possible) on his end of the year testing in 3rd grade to a 4 (5 being the highest possible score) in 4th grade. Thank you so much for all you did for him! I will forever be grateful!”

Arden Turner

Student’s age: 11 | Professional Therapy

“I cannot say enough good things about Lexercise and the reading therapy that you have provided to [my son]. If it wasn’t for Lexercise we would still really be struggling. We do not live in an area where structured reading therapy is available or even known about much. The way Lexercise works has really been such a blessing for us. It has been well worth the time and the cost… SO thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Leila Worthy

Student’s age: 14 | Professional Therapy

“I was skeptical to start Lexercise. The cost was high we than other programs and I was not sure if it was going to be a waste of time. I am glad to say that I was proven wrong. In six months, [name redacted] Lexile score went up 300 points. What was even more impressive is that during the six months, we moved from Germany to the United States. Our therapist was flexible and the lexercise platform made it easy to do the work from anywhere at anytime. I would recommend this program for any child struggling with reading.”

Sue Reed

Student’s age: 8 | Professional Therapy

“I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for Lindsey [Blackburn]. Since starting her work with Lindsey and Lexercise [my child] has made enormous gains in her ability to read, spell, handwriting, organization, and approach to words. It’s been amazing from a purely academic standpoint.

However what I am the most thankful for is Lindsey’s approach to [my child]. She just “gets” her and is so able to inspire and motivate [my child] to keep  doing the hard stuff and reading has been so hard for her. She hated it. Lindsey is a gifted, talented educator and we feel so lucky to have found her.

… She says her favorite school subject is reading. That made me cry… Thanks for all the hard work you all do at Lexercise it makes such a difference.”

Heather Leavitt

Student’s age: 12 | Professional Therapy

“My son worked throughout the years with multiple tutors before we found the Lexercise program. The key reasons that encouraged us to try this program were the flexibility in schedule, the daily reinforcement through the online games and the guarantee that he would improve one grade level in two months or his third month was free. My son had limited success with tutors in the past and was 4 years behind grade level in reading when he began working with Tori. Within a month, I noticed he was more confident and was not complaining about school reading assignments. His teachers commented that he would now volunteer to read aloud in class.

He is typically anxious at the end of the school year when he takes the end of year testing.
The icing on the cake for me happened when I asked him how his reading and spelling testing went and he said, ‘It went pretty well. Tori has helped me a lot.’ He went on to tell me in his own words how her methodology had translated into success in a concrete way.

We are now integrating a targeted writing piece into his work with Tori. It is obvious to both my son and I that she has the background and experience to help. We feel lucky to have found Lexercise.”

Rebekah Van Der Hengst

Professional Therapy

“We have experienced great success, her reading has drastically improved…I’ve seen her improve rapidly compared to any other method I’ve tried…She is now reading for fun!”

 

Michele Castle

Student’s age: 10 | Professional Therapy

“My kids just took the entrance exams to get into a private school and passed on grade level! This is a real accomplishment! The kids really liked working with their teacher and played their games with no arguments every single day, even on holidays, without complaint. I’m grateful for the therapy and believe it was entirely worth the investment of time and money.”

Lauren Furman

Student’s age: 13 | Professional Therapy

“I am a Speech-Language Pathologist…I know the importance of providing the right remediation. With Lexercise, for the first time, we were able to address our son’s specific reading needs and as a result his reading skills have greatly improved.  Even more important to us though, his self-confidence and self-esteem have improved.”

Teiro

Professional Therapy

“The progress my son has made in one year has, in my opinion, been miraculous! Tori is a spectacular reading therapist.”

Mitzi Reavis RN BSN

Student’s age: 7 | Professional Therapy

“Our family is currently doing Lexercise with our 7 year old dyslexic son. He is doing well and loves it. We [meet for therapy] at home once per week online with my laptop and a webcam. Our son then has prescriptive Lexercise games to do daily. I also have lesson material sent to me via email to work with him as well. Our 18 year old eldest son is dyslexic as well. Years ago we tutored with Sandie Barrie-Blackley the Founder of Lexercise in her private practice. She is a great [therapist] and my son did excellent. We loaded our children in the car and drove to the appointment and waited while our son tutored.

Fast forward to today – would I choose to drive to a tutor lesson or Lexercise in the comfort of my home? I love having tutoring in my home and not having to travel. Sandie was a great tutor, but I enjoy Lexercise at home and am thankful she had the vision to create it.”

Kim Wentzlaff

Professional Therapy

“I love that we can do the therapy in the comfort of our own home at a time that fits our schedule. I also love the daily practice with the online games and partnership with our clinical educator.”