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Wilson® Certification Process with AIM

1. WILSON READING SYSTEM® (WRS) INTRODUCTORY COURSE

Time: 8:30 am – 3 pm (16.5 CEU hours)

This 3-day course provides an introduction to the Wilson Reading System® and is a pre-requisite WRS Level I Certification. This course offers 15 CEU credit hours for PA Act 48.

Cost is $679 per person. Materials are not included. We suggest that you purchase and bring to class the WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th Edition


2. WILSON READING SYSTEM® (WRS) LEVEL I CERTIFICATION

The WRS Level I Certification prepares teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 (there are 12 Steps in all) with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multi-sensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th Edition is required.

Completion of WRS Level I Certification makes one eligible to receive the professional credential of Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.).

Pre-requisite for WRS Level I Certification Training:

  • Completion of WRS Introductory Course (completed within the last five years)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or Related Field. 

Cost is $2,950 per person (3% surcharge if paid by credit card). Materials are not included. Purchase and bring to class the required WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th Edition. Click here to purchase. 


3. WILSON READING SYSTEM® (WRS) ADVANCED STRATEGIES FOR MSL GROUP INSTRUCTION COURSE

Time: 8:30am to 3:00pm

The three consecutive day WRS Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction Course provides strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and is a pre-requisite for individuals to participate in the WRS Group Mastery Practicum for Level II certification. The workshop examines the specifics of each WRS Block, with an increased focus on vocabulary, comprehension and fluency instruction. This course offers 15 CEU credit hours for PA Act 48.

Pre-requisites:

  • WRS Level I Certification
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related field.

Cost is $679 per person. Materials are not included. Visit Wilson's Reading Store for materials.


4. WILSON READING SYSTEM® (WRS) LEVEL II CERTIFICATION

This advanced coursework provides in-depth strategies to implement multi-sensory structured language instruction successfully in group settings and advanced levels of decoding and encoding.

There are 2 separate tracks of the WRS Level II certification which include an in-person workshop, an online course through Wilson® Language Training and two practicums. (All 4 parts must be completed to earn a WRS Level II Certification)

Completion of WRS Level II Certification makes one eligible to receive the professional credential of Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.).

Pre-requisite for WRS Level II Certification Courses:

  • WRS Level I Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or a related field
  • Completion of WRS Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language Course (3-day course)

Level II Certification Options:

- WRS GROUP MASTERY PRACTICUM

  • Delivery of a minimum of 50 lessons to an approved group of three to four students. All students in the small group must reach Substep 3.1 or higher, and at least three videoed lessons must be submitted for review and feedback.
  • Cost is $1475 per person. Please download and complete the registration form and email to clientsupport@aimpa.org.

- WRS STEPS 7-12 PRACTICUM - NEW 4TH EDITION

  • WRS Step 7-12 Online Course (Advanced Word Study)- register directly through Wilson Language Training for the online course only - separate cost

  • WRS Step 7-12 Practicum through AIM Institute (WRS 4th edition materials)
  • Delivery of a minimum of 50 full WRS lessons with an approved student, and submission of at least three videoed lessons for review and feedback
  • Cost is $1475 per person. Please download and complete the registration form and email to clientsupport@aimpa.org.

Read the course descriptions from Wilson Language Training®.

Graduate credits offered through Wilson® by Fitchburg State University (FSU), located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (requires registration with FSU)

$50 discount if registering at least three weeks prior to first professional learning date. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

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