Who is Lexy?
Lexy is a little girl who has lots of ideas. She has ideas about shoes, acorns, spelling tests, and fixing a vacuum cleaner. She is clever, but she needs special instruction for reading and spelling. You see Lexy thinks differently.
Like Lexy, nearly 20 percent of our population has dyslexia. Many of them are famous, including the ones listed at the back of the Lexy book. So if your child struggles with reading and spelling, please don’t miss the Introduction and Parent Notes!
Lexy will tickle the hearts of you and your child, and she just may ease your mind. She is for reference as well as entertainment. Lexy is dyslexia!
What people say about Lexy:
“Kristi, this is truly a lovely book which will bring much comfort to worried or confused parents."
– Susan Barton, dyslexia expert and Founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
“Parents will find this warm and delightful book educational and an early childhood developmental template for parenting a child with dyslexia.”
– Dr. Don Blackburn
"Lexy is intended to reassure parents of a dyslexic child that their child is like most other children but needs some specialized instruction. Lexy has other important audiences. If Lexy helps prospective pre-school and elementary school teachers to learn what the warning signs of dyslexia are, and convinces their preparation and professional development programs to teach all prospective teachers how to identify these warning signs and make sure they are addressed, it will have provided a huge service to public education."
– Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita in the Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas and served on the Professional Development and Governmental Affairs Committees for the International Dyslexia Association
Kristi Davis is a reading and spelling tutor specializing in dyslexia. In 2003, she left her career in CAD, computer-aided drafting, support and IT to homeschool her daughter. Saddened that she was unable to teach her daughter to read and spell beyond consonant-vowel-consonant words, she went on a quest to figure out why. The family optometrist was the first person to mention the word dyslexia. After much research about dyslexia and trying many ineffective reading programs, Kristi found something that worked. It was the Barton Reading & Spelling System, a method based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. Her daughter’s progress was so impressive that Kristi began tutoring others.
Hoping to save other parents from spending years searching for an answer to the question “Why can’t my child read?," Kristi wrote Lexy. Lexy is a creation inspired by her own daughter and is a fun story for any child. But Lexy is aimed at a larger audience. With Lexy, Kristi reaches out to parents and educators by sharing the early warning signs of dyslexia.
If parents and educators recognize these early warning signs, they can implement the proper method of instruction, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, before the dyslexia becomes more than just a reading and spelling issue.
Academic failure can be prevented. This is the mission of Lexy.
Kristi Davis is certified at the Masters Level in the Barton Reading & Spelling System and continues to tutor from her Wilmington, DE, residence. You can find her here:
On the web: http://www.KristiDavis.org