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Sandie Barrie Blackley Sandie Barrie Blackley

Co-founder | Mind InFormation/ Lexercise


Blended Brains: How to optimize learning with online + offline practice



Co-founder and Chief Knowledge Officer of Lexercise

Sandie's inspiration for Lexercise started at home: "I realized that my very bright son, a third-grader at the time, was having difficulty learning to read," Sandie explains. "I had been trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach in graduate school but I hadn't had much occasion to use it. I dusted it off and used it with my son. After the first few lessons he asked me why no one had ever told him this was the way sounds and letters worked. It was a startling question and one I have been trying to answer ever since."

Sandie is a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 years of experience in the private practice sector. She is Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders at University of North Carolina Greensboro, and founder/owner of the Language & Learning Clinic, PLLC, a private practice in Elkin, NC, and Greensboro, NC, specializing in communication disorders, including disorders of reading and written language.

In 1998 Sandie was honored with the Clinical Services Award by the North Carolina Speech, Hearing & Language Association (NCSHLA), the award for the state's most outstanding clinician, and recently was elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health Care - Providers

Mental Health Care


Affiliations (3)

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • International Dyslexia Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


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