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Lexercise™ Online Treatment Compared to The Barton Reading & Spelling System™

Lexercise and the Barton Reading & Spelling System are both based on a structured literacy approach (aka Orton-Gillingham).  The main difference between the two is that when a parent or school purchases Lexercise Online Therapy they are buying both professional services and a customized set of practice materials. In contrast, The Barton Reading & Spelling System includes no professional services. It is a "do-it-yourself" box of materials and instructions on a DVD.

 

This chart compares the treatment elements included in Lexercise Online Treatment with those included in the Barton Reading & Spelling System.

Treatment Elements

Lexercise™ Online Therapy

The Barton System

What is included?

One 45-minute session each week, one-on-one with a clinical educator.

Daily, online practice exercises built for your child.

Daily reports.

Customized practice materials (phonemic awareness activities, word cards, sentences, etc.), organized for you on a personalized parent portal.

A box of materials with generic instructions.

 

 

Organization

 Levels

(Clinician-adjusted to meet each client’s unique needs)

10 Levels  (each sold separately)

(5 to 14 Lessons per Level)

Materials

Materials are free with a monthly therapy subscription costing $395/month

There are no materials to purchase. All practice materials are provided by your clinician at no additional cost through a personalized parent portal that contains materials and directions for working with your child offline (like word cards, reinforcement activities, etc.), as well as resources to help you make to most of your child's therapy.

-$2,900

($250-$300 per Level)

A new box of materials must be ordered for every Level

You get private, weekly sessions with a dedicated and experienced clinical educator.

 yes

 no

Language-literacy assessments are used as a basis for therapy, as recommended by the International Dyslexia Association.

 yes

 no

Treatment is professionally customized to your child’s unique needs and language processing patterns.

 yes

 no

At each Level your clinical educator selects a set of practice words specifically for your child so that practice is not too hard nor too easy.

 yes

 no

A one-on-one relationship with a clinical educator builds motivation and accountability and establishes a growth mindset (as opposed to the fixed mindset that is often an unintentional result of special education procedures).

 yes

 no

Treatment includes guidance in selecting and using assistive technologies that are suited to your child’s unique needs.

 yes

 no

Includes guidance in selecting and using academic accommodations in your child’s pubic, private or home school.

 yes

 no

Therapy sessions include interactive, live, face-to-face teaching of all key concepts.

 yes

If provided by parent or a tutor.

Treatment includes all domains of language from speech sounds to written language (i.e., phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, reading, handwriting and written language), all adjusted to your child’s unique needs.

 yes

 no

There is a focus on reading and spelling English words using predictable letter-sound patterns.

 yes

 yes

Word meaning and word structure are integrated from the very beginning using a Scientific Word Inquiry approach*.

 yes

 no

Treatment includes both the mechanics of writing and the formulation of written sentences, paragraphs and discourse, customized for your child, to build confidence, motivation, skill and a broad understanding of the writing process.

 yes

 no

Treatment includes engaging online exercises, camouflaged as games, that your clinician customizes and monitors so that the child builds attention, accuracy and fluency  (>100 response opportunities a day). 

 yes

 no

Your child’s practice data is tracked daily, permitting quick, precise adjustments for confidence-building success.

 yes

 If tracked by parent or a tutor.

Treatment includes a way to monitor progress.

 yes

Daily data monitoring plus ongoing clinician-administered progress monitoring using brief, online assessments.

  If carried out by parent or a tutor.

 *Scientific Word Inquiry approach – a scientific approach to word-study that focuses attention on the meaningful elements of words (e.g., prefix, base, suffix), building curiosity and interest in words and enriching vocabulary.

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