Wilson Language Training® at AIM
Our Wilson Language Training® professional learning courses are now offered virtually. Please see scheduled dates for virtual workshops below.
If you are looking for ways to support students in their Wilson work during school closures, please refer to Wilson's Supporting Students During COVID-19 Closures update which includes links to supporting students in a variety of coursework.
What is Wilson Language Training® and Certification for Professionals?
Wilson Language Training® is a provider of research-based reading and spelling programs for all ages. Its multisensory, structured curricula – Fundations®, JUST WORDS®, the Wilson Reading System® (WRS), and WILSON Fluency® have been proven highly effective. AIM Academy is a WILSON® Accredited Partner.
Wilson® offers several literacy instructional models to meet the needs of distinct student populations: prevention and early intervention for K-3 students, intervention for older students, and intensive intervention. Each program model differs in practice, intensity, and duration, but all have been designed to help students master the appropriate level of literacy.
Wilson Reading System® is a structured literacy program based on phonological-coding research and Orton-Gillingham principles. It directly and systematically teaches the structure of the English language. Through the program, students learn fluent decoding and encoding skills to the level of mastery. From the beginning steps of the program, students receive instruction in:
- Phonemic awareness
- Decoding and word study
- Sight word recognition
- Oral expressive language development