Supporting families with children needing intervention and educators needing training in structured literacy
The Natalie Wexler Scholarship is named in honor of journalist, Natalie Wexler, author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System – And How to Fix It. This scholarship recognizes Ms. Wexler for her work explaining to the public how the U.S. education system suffers from a lack of knowledge-based curricula and a misplaced focus on “strategies” instead of knowledge. Through her writing and speaking, Ms. Wexler is helping schools identify better ways to teach and helping parents to demand the use of science-backed educational methods.
Each Natalie Wexler Scholarship, worth $1,350, will fund 12 weeks of one-on-one, structured literacy therapy for a struggling reader participating in Lexercise’s accredited professional development practicum with a qualified and supervised adult trainee.
This scholarship was created to acknowledge the importance of literacy for knowledge-building, critical thinking, analysis, and expression. It gives students across the nation, no matter where they live, access to structured literacy intervention while providing a supervised, clinical training practicum for qualified educators in training.
Applications are by invitation only. Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate financial need and who have not had access to prior Orton-Gillingham or structured literacy intervention. If you and your child meet the above requirements fill out this form to speak with one of our expert therapists about Lexercise therapy and request an invitation.