Wilson Reading System Certified Instructor
The Wilson Reading System is a reading program designed for students in grades 2 through adulthood who have difficulty with decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling). It is a complete curriculum that has 12 steps, beginning with phoneme segmentation. Its main goal is to teach students language and word structure through a carefully planned program. The program was developed in Massachusetts in the 1980s by Barbara A. Wilson, based on knowledge gained from working with adults with dyslexia using Orton-Gillingham methodology. The Wilson Reading System, published in 1989, is now commonly used in various settings throughout the United States and several other countries
Dyslexia definition adopted by the International Dyslexia Association, 2002
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
Essential Components of Reading Instruction:
The National Reading Panel Report (NICHD, 2000) identified practices proven effective through quality research and identified five essential components of reading that the Wilson Reading System addresses:
I have ten years experience in formal education settings, ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade in both regular and special education classrooms. I hold a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, and New Jersey State certification in Preschool through Grade 3, Kindergarten through Grade 8, and Language Arts/Literacy Specialization in Grades 5 - 8.
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at 201-341-0109.