A Structured Literacy Intervention based on the Orton-Gillingham methodology
"The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) directly teaches the structure of the English language using an organized and sequential system in 12 Steps, not corresponded to school grade levels. It provides a complete curriculum for explicitly and systematically teaching decoding and encoding (spelling). From the beginning steps of the program, instruction also addresses high frequency words, fluency, vocabulary, oral expressive language development and comprehension with progressively more challenging text. Throughout the program, teachers follow a ten-part lesson plan that provides for extensive teacher-student interaction and multisensory learning methods. Key components directly addressed in WRS are:
Word structure, in depth, for automatic decoding and spelling
Word recognition and spelling of high frequency words, including irregular words
Vocabulary, word understanding, and word-learning skills
Sentence-level text reading with ease, expression, and understanding
Listening comprehension with age-appropriate narrative and informational text
Reading comprehension with narrative and expository text of increasing levels of difficulty
Narrative and informational text structures
Organization of information for oral or written expression
Self-monitoring for word recognition accuracy and comprehension
Students are paced through the curriculum based on mastery of skills, understanding of language concepts, and the ability to apply skills and concepts to connected text with accuracy, fluency, and understanding. Along the way, they learn how to achieve and to monitor their own decoding accuracy and comprehension using a gradual release of responsibility model" (wilsonlanguage.com).
"Erin is an excellent teacher who completed her Wilson Reading System® Level 1 training at Gordon College in 2020. She has mastery of the Wilson Reading System® Steps 1-6 and is always well planned and organized for each lesson. She always creates a positive environment for her students, helping them to feel safe, which in turns enables them to take risks and grow as readers. She also responds well to the students’ successes as well as their struggles. I would highly recommend her as a tutor for any struggling reader." -Krista Erikson Teaching Professor, Gordon College Wilson Reading System® Trainer
Initial Consultation - Free! Schedule a phone or in-person consultation to discuss your concerns and goals for your child and see if we are a good fit.
Initial Assessment, Follow-Up Consultation & all Wilson Student Materials Students' reading and spelling skills will be thoroughly assessed using the Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST). The assessment will take 1-2 60 minute sessions. 2-3 days after completion, parents will receive a detailed score report and will be invited to schedule a 30 minute consultation to discuss the WIST results as well as parent concerns and hopes regarding their child's reading abilities. If the student is found to be a good candidate for Wilson instruction, parent and tutor will discuss a plan for beginning instruction. If Wilson does not seem to be the best fit for the student, alternative options will be discussed. All student materials are included in the initial cost, including a Student Portfolio containing the Wilson Student Notebook, Student Dictation Notebook, and End-of-Step Assessment books. 1:1 Instruction using the Wilson Reading System 2 complete lessons per week minimum recommended for effectiveness of program. 1 full lesson takes approximately 1.5 hours. Lessons can be broke into 3 60 minute sessions or 2 1.5 hour lessons. In-person or Online via Zoom