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Experts in Implementation Science


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Implementation Science for Literacy

Wilson Language Training® (WLT) integrates the tenets and methodologies of implementation science to guide the instruction of our literacy programs in a manner that allows schools, districts, and their students to realize the benefits of the intervention and sustain them over time. Utilizing this relatively new discipline, Wilson collaborates with schools and districts to ensure that all program implementation activities are thoughtfully planned and put into place during the school year.

Systematic Support for Success

When new programs are introduced, it is often presumed that they are implemented automatically, as if there are no other activities or processes that need to be considered or undertaken. Just waiting for the new implementation to “happen,” without guiding its success, often derails the desired outcome. As a result, Wilson incorporates implementation science practices into COMPASS (COMprehensive Plans for Achieving Success and Sustainability) Plans. WLT does not intend to train the district team to use implementation science. Rather, implementation science practices will be integrated into your district’s plan to improve student outcomes using Wilson literacy interventions.

Comprehensive Planning Collaboration

The implementation activities that WLT outlines for a district’s Implementation Team are described in each COMPASS Plan. The level of detail provided ensures that the purpose is clear and supportable and that all stakeholders understand the development of the literacy skills of their students.

Learn More

To see how Wilson programs and professional learning incorporate the principles of implementation science, please read the following.

To learn more about implementation science and its application:

As a whole, implementation science provides a research-based process by which educators can realize intended outcomes by offering an intentional pathway that creates the capacity to implement any effective intervention. … With attention to such detail, making it happen, rather than hoping it happens, will allow you to achieve and maintain success.

Duda, Penfold, Wenikoff and Wilson, “Make ‘It’ Happen: Using Implementation Science with Wilson Programs”

School and District Literacy Plans

Wilson’s Implementation Teams are ready to collaborate with your school or district to develop custom plans that capture your strategies for achieving its literacy goals. These strategies are formulated as part of COMPASS Plans and are customized to suit your school or district’s specific needs. Plans may include only one tier or incorporate several tiers of instruction at once.