I have been teaching the Wilson Reading System™ since 2010 and hold a Level One Wilson Certification. I am also trained in Fundations™, Wilson Just Words™, and Wilson Fluency™.
I strongly believe in the system’s effectiveness. I have experience with students diagnosed with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, dysgraphia, and language and auditory processing disorders and work with twice exceptional (2e) learners. My students have made great strides in their reading, spelling, fluency and comprehension using this system.
The Wilson Reading System™ is a multi-sensory program that teaches students how to fluently and accurately decode (read) and encode (spell). Based on Orton-Gillingham principles, it teaches word construction thoroughly, not just phonics. The ten-part lesson is inclusive of comprehension, sight word and vocabulary work. The Wilson Reading System™ is successful with students who have language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, as well as those who are reading below grade level due to word-level deficits. Students are taught how to become metacognitive learners in the sense that they are able to show what they have learned. Most lessons include work in executive functioning and morphology.
Professional Continuing Education
In July of 2015, I attended the Wilson Language Training Renew and Review Conference in Newport, RI. I listened to, and learned from, some very knowledgeable and creative speakers including Barbara Wilson, creator of The Wilson Reading System™. It was an informative and wonderfully meaningful conference:
In October of 2015, I attended the Everyone Reading Illinois Dynamics of Dyslexia: Common Core in Action Conference in Schaumburg, IL. I learned so much and have been putting ideas and theories into practice.
If you’d like to learn more about me, check out the blog section of the website!
Educational Links and Books
Below are some links that may be of interest:
dyslexiaida.org — the International Dyslexia Association
everyonereadingillinois.org — formerly the Illinois branch of the International Dyslexia Association
khanacademy.org — an extensive library of educational videos, interactive challenges, and assessments
quizlet.com — a great source for online study sets in many different areas
bookshare.org — accessible books for people with print disabilities
learningally.org — provides audio books and textbooks to students with learning disabilities and visual impairments
www.amzn.com/0679781595 — "Overcoming Dyslexia" by Sally Shaywitz, MD
www.amzn.com/193218600X — “Upside down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner” by Linda Silverman
achildstouchstone.com — "A Child's Touchstone" by Lorraine Donovan