The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) specifically addresses the learning needs of students in grades 2-12 and adults with a language‐based learning disability, such as dyslexia, or who have word-level deficits and have not mastered the decoding and spelling process.
Candidates for the Wilson Reading System program share characteristics such as:
- Unable to decode accurately (in lowest 30th percentile)
- Slow, labored reading with lack of fluency
- May know many words by sight, but have difficulty reading unfamiliar words and pseudo words
- Often guesses at words
- Poor spelling (in lowest 30th percentile)
- Able to speak and understand English, but not read or write it (such as English language learners)
- Have a language-based learning disability
- In grade 2 or higher
Students in grades 4-adult who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not have a significant language-learning disability may be appropriate for a Just Words® class.