Welcome to Lexington Academy
Lexington Academy is an academic environment dedicated exclusively to students who have been diagnosed with a complex language and learning disability.
To teach our students to listen and read so they may pursue understanding;
To teach our students to speak and write so they may purvey understanding;
To teach our students to do so with generosity, courage and confidence so that understanding flourishes in their path.
Who attends Lexington Academy?
The typical student comes to us after years of academic struggle and failure. Some of our students have been participating in ineffective instruction, while others have had their needs minimized. After years of difficulties, families call us because they are searching for something different.
While each student we serve is unique, all of our students have been diagnosed with a language disorder and/or learning disability such as dyslexia. New students at Lexington Academy may present as somewhat immature for their age but they do not have significant behavioral or emotional needs. Our students respond well to structure and support, are friendly, and are motivated to learn. Acceptance to Lexington is based on our ability to meet the educational, emotional, and social needs of each student.
Renee LeCain, founder and director of Lexington Academy, LLC, has over 25 years experience in diagnostic evaluations and treatment of students with language and literacy disabilities. She earned her B.S. from Purdue University and M.A. from Northwestern University. After completing Orton-Gillingham training, she received additional training in numerous intervention programs including Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment, Project Read® Written Expression, Precision Teaching, PROMPT, RAVE-O, S.P.I.R.E., and several Lindamood Bell programs. In addition to working with students, Renee works to develop the personalized curriculum for each Lexington Academy student.
Renee is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified NH Special Educator and diagnostic reading clinician.
The Lexington Difference
Our purpose is to close the language and literacy gap so our students can successfully return to larger learning environments. Our approach is unique, established and effective.
When my son entered 1st grade, he had every early warning sign of a child with dyslexia. Despite identification and well-intended teachers, in 4th grade his reading ability was still significantly below grade level.
Renee LeCain started working with him after school and made a tremendous difference in his life. She worked tirelessly and patiently using proven, research-based techniques to teach him to read. Not only did his reading drastically improve, but so did his self-esteem.
Renee’s knowledge of reading and child development enabled her to develop a learning plan for my son that worked incredibly well and we will be forever grateful.
Unique Half-day Program
Our Half-day Program is designed to support students in grades K-12 who experience overwhelming challenges or failure in larger, mainstream academic settings. This program allows students the opportunity to receive necessary remediation while continuing to attend their local school. Families seek this program because they have a child who is not making adequate progress with traditional reading interventions.
This five-week, Monday through Thursday, Summer Program runs from the last week of June to the first week of August. It focuses on addressing specific critical areas for current Lexington Academy students, as well as students from other schools. Our summer program combines intensive academic skill development with group activities such as STEM class, yoga and art.
Our team is highly trained in several areas including dyslexia, dysgraphia and language and reading disorders. While keeping a tight focus on remediation, our educators work passionately to develop meaningful relationships with each student.
Educators bring their big hearts and warm smiles to each tutoring session as they enjoy navigating the paths of language and literacy with our students.
Areas of certification:
General Special Education
Specific Learning Disabilities
Reading and Writing Specialist
Speech & Language
Call to schedule a visit for you and your child. During your visit, you will meet with our Intake Coordinator, and the student will meet with an instructor for informal diagnostic assessments.
If placement seems appropriate, you will be given an application to complete, as well as a list of required documents for submission.
If a review of the documents suggests that we can address your child’s educational, social and emotional needs, student candidates will be invited to spend a day at Lexington Academy.
Following this visit, we will make a final decision regarding offering admission.
Please note: For placement, we ask that all professional evaluations be completed outside of Lexington Academy. We feel this provides an objective view of each candidate.