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®, 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 grades 4-adult students, and intensive instruction for grades 2-adult students. 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
Wilson Language Training® and Wilson® Accredited Partners have received Accreditation Plus designation by the International Dyslexia Association® (IDA). This designation recognizes that Wilson Reading System® certifications align with the IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.