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About Our Company

Our commitment to the science of reading and the science of implementation — in combination with our comprehensive professional learning, high-quality structured literacy programs, and dyslexia expertise — creates a pathway to success for teachers and students.

Literacy for all, literacy for life — this is Wilson’s driving force and guiding principle.

Who We Are

Wilson Language Training® (WLT) is supported by a passionate team of experienced educators and experts. We strive toward a vision of literacy for all by partnering with schools and districts to implement and sustain our programs. Our team of experienced certified trainers coach their peers and help them effectively use our programs.

At the heart of our company, our founders and leaders in Oxford, MA, and Portsmouth, NH, support and guide our teams to make our mission a reality.

Our Approach

Wilson believes that every individual — young students introduced to reading for the first time, students in need of intervention support, and those with dyslexia and persistent reading challenges — has the right to acquire literacy. By partnering with educators, parents, and students, we know this is possible.


The inspiration for WLT began with Barbara Wilson over 30 years ago. After several years as a special educator in public schools in Massachusetts, Barbara completed training in the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) approach to literacy instruction at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Language Disorders Unit. She remained there for five years: Working with adults with dyslexia inspired the eventual launch of Wilson Language Training several years later.

Barbara has gone on to lead presentations, keynotes, and workshops at over 300 conferences worldwide. Her co-founder, Ed Wilson, served on both the Board of Directors for the New England branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society and the Executive Board of the International Dyslexia Association. Alongside Barbara, he spearheaded Wilson’s transition from a private learning center to a national educational company — all the while staying true to the original goal of helping individuals with dyslexia.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality professional learning and ongoing support so that educators have the skills and tools they need to help their students become fluent, independent readers, who are ready to explore the endless possibilities the world of reading has to offer.

A History of Literacy Education

Wilson’s commitment to literacy begins in 1985. Open the following dropdowns to view a timeline of critical events in our history.

Helping Our Community

Wilson maintains that a sense of community makes the world a better place. To put that idea into practice, we engage in annual outreach and volunteer projects. We’ve planted greenery and collected trash on Earth Day; donated books to local public schools to encourage summer reading; supported employee-selected charities; and more.

Join Our Team

If you’re passionate about Wilson’s mission and believe reading is something everyone can enjoy, you’ve come to the right place. Click the button below to browse our open positions — we look forward to connecting with you.