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Experts in Dyslexia


With over three decades of experience, we know what it takes to successfully teach individuals with dyslexia to read and spell.

What is Dyslexia?

Contrary to long-held beliefs, dyslexia is not a matter of seeing letters backwards, nor is it a reflection of intelligence. In fact, decades of research and academic studies have shown that dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that makes learning to read and write unexpectedly difficult for millions of individuals around the world. It’s a highly variable condition that affects individuals on a continuum of severity. 

Helping Readers with Dyslexia

Research and instructional experience have clearly proven that individuals with mild, moderate, and even severe dyslexia can successfully learn to read and write through intensive multisensory structured language (MSL) instruction provided by a skilled educator. 

Seeking Intervention

Medical and academic studies show that early childhood is the ideal time to identify dyslexia and begin reading intervention — but it’s never too late to learn. The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) and corresponding professional learning for educators have proven highly effective in teaching students with dyslexia to become independent, successful readers.

Wilson’s Approach

Wilson programs are aligned to Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction and the science of reading. We use this approach because it helps to ensure the success of educators using Wilson programs to teach individuals with diverse learning abilities to read. The Fundations® program for K–3 students is designed to prevent reading failure and offers an integrated intervention component for students reading with additional intensity. Students with dyslexia are recommended to be placed in the Wilson Reading System. Students in grades 2 and higher who have been unable to learn with other teaching strategies and require multisensory language instruction — or more intensive structured literacy instruction due to a language-based learning disability like dyslexia — are also best placed in the Wilson Reading System.

Learn how the Wilson Reading System is an effective solution for students with dyslexia by reading about the WRS Program.

Accredited and High Quality Training

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) focuses on the complex issues of dyslexia, promoting effective teacher preparation and intervention strategies for students. Following an independent review process, Wilson Language Training and Wilson® Accredited Partners received the IDA’s Accreditation Plus designation as an Independent Teacher Training Program, indicating our alignment to their Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. This recognition demonstrates that Wilson-certified educators are well qualified to provide instruction to students with dyslexia based on recognized best practices and standards in the field.

Expert Training that Prepares Educators

Students in our programs are most successful when instruction is delivered with fidelity. Teacher knowledge and skill are critical factors for student success. Therefore, we are committed to upholding the highest standards for professional learning and certification in our programs. We prepare teachers working with students with dyslexia by offering a grounding in Orton-Gillingham based instruction within the context of an established curriculum that has been honed over time and reflects current research.

In-depth training leads to Wilson® Professional Credentials that recognize the importance of ongoing development in the field of reading instruction and high standards of practice within the Wilson community. Wilson has established the following professional credentials for WRS-certified individuals. Learn more about WRS Credentials.

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Individual Teacher Support

Our professional learning programs help educators gain the confidence, skills, and experience to successfully teach reading and spelling with a systematic, multisensory, structured literacy approach.

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Our professional learning programs help educators gain the confidence, skills, and experience to successfully teach reading and spelling with a systematic, multisensory, structured literacy approach.