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Barbara Wilson: Phonology, Morphology, Orthography

Phonology, Morphology, Orthography – The Basis for Reading & Writing Success

Barbara A. Wilson, M.Ed.

Foundational skills form the critical base for reading and writing proficiency. In this session Barbara (Wilson) will describe essential considerations for phonology, morphology and orthography instruction. She will explain how these interrelate to help students develop orthographic mapping skills which set the foundation for reading and writing success.

November 10, 2020

Barbara A. Wilson, M.Ed

Wilson Language Training® Founder

Barbara Wilson is the co-founder and president of Wilson Language Training®, which provides materials and professional learning throughout the country. She has worked to improve the lives of individuals with dyslexia for over 30 years. In 1988, Barbara authored the Wilson Reading System®, now in its 4th edition, based on scientific reading research and her work at Massachusetts General Hospital Reading Disabilities Clinic where she taught adults with dyslexia. Barbara developed and oversees graduate courses and clinical practicums that lead to Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner and Therapist certifications, which are accredited International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Tier 3 training programs. This certification is also an integral component for several university programs.

She leads Wilson’s work with school districts and has authored two additional programs: Wilson Just Words® an intervention for older students with a word-level deficit and Fundations® for students learning to read in K-3. Barbara is a founding member of the Global Implementation Society as she is dedicated to implementation. At Wilson Language Training, she assures that the principles of implementation science are incorporated into the literacy work with districts throughout the country. She recently co-edited an International Dyslexia Association publication on this subject with an emphasis on how to bridge the gap between research, educational legislation, and classroom instruction.

Barbara provides professional expertise for several organizations and efforts dedicated to reading and dyslexia. In addition to the publications above, she is the author of numerous chapters and articles on multisensory structured language instruction, including a chapter in the 4th edition of Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, edited by J. Birsh & S. Carreker, titled: Instruction for Older Students with a Word-Level Reading Disability. She is also a reviewer and contributor to the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading, and IDA’s fact sheets for parents and educators.