“We received a recommendation from my daughter’s Audiologist that this program would benefit her in her goals of improving her reading and spelling. Elise is now using the skills taught in the Lexercise program to decode new words she comes across in her reading. Her reading speed and comprehension have improved. Her Lexercise coach, Nicole (Tornow), was very encouraging and Elise’s confidence grew with reading and spelling.”
"Not only does Lexercise offer the Orton-Gillingham curriculum, but also offers the flexibility of online/remote learning with or without a certified therapist. Watching my child who has struggled with reading and spelling gain confidence and pride in her own success is the absolute best reward Lexercise has given us! Nicole is wonderful! Her experience as a teacher and understanding the learning process makes her absolutely invaluable! She has helped us so much! The greatest thing is that we aren't changing teachers/therapists as my daughter ages unlike traditional school/intervention methods."
"We were waiting to get our son professionally screened for dyslexia, but in the meantime, we knew we needed additional support and guidance on how to help our struggling reader. 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, and his spelling was still extremely phonetic. I researched different options, and heard from many parents their success they found with Lexercise. I reached out, did the assessment and then had a phone consultation with Nicole, who ended up being our tutor. She was extremely helpful, carefully considering all our concerns and able to detail the program and dyslexia. She was so informative, caring and positive, I felt immediately that we had found who needed to help us in our journey!
Our son immediately clicked with Nicole. She has made the sessions enjoyable and something he looks forward to weekly. She is incredibly encouraging and patient, and his confidence has continued to build. He also really enjoys the computer instruction through the week - he does his practice every day without complaint, and he loves unlocking new levels and seeing his point levels increase. 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 really enjoyable and varied. I feel like we have a solid partner in his reading journey!
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 what he needed. From our first conversation, she was extremely positive and you could tell she was very educated and informed on dyslexia and how she could help. Once we "met" her face-to-face over zoom, we all just clicked. Our son responded to her genuine encouragement, 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 confidence as well. It's been an incredible partnership. With Nicole, I really feel like we have someone to lead us on our reading journey!
The combination of the Lexercise program with Nicole's guidance, encouragement and expertise has been a game changer for our son. With each assessment, he has shown mastery on the concepts he has taught, as well as continuing to increase his decoding levels! He's now reading for fun on his own - something I just didn't know if I'd see! 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 just 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 improved after the first lesson, and he continues to use his skills in all he writes. We are very happy with the continued results. Our son looks forward to his time with Nicole, and seeing that enthusiasm is amazing!"