Category Archives: Decoder

Keep Moving Forward

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The Rowley family of five shares a unique configuration of hereditary traits that affect all aspects of their lives. Yet the medical and learning challenges they face daily do not stop them from embracing life with fortitude and a can-do attitude, while serving others along the way. Our family is really complex. Were a rare genetic family and we each have our own challenges, shared mother Michelle. She and her husband Allan Rowley, M.D., are raising sons Aden (15) and Alec (13) and daughter Anna (10), to tackle adversity, including dyslexia and other learning disabilities, with tenac [...]

A Leap of Faith

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Pat Shafer retired in 2016, but that didnt stop her from teaching. Following two decades as a reading teacher in public and parochial schools, the idea of no longer sharing the gift of literacy with students was unfathomable. I retired because I wanted more time to travel, but I knew I couldnt leave working with kids behind, shared Pat, a Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.) and Fundations® Presenter for Levels K-3. Recognizing tremendous need in her community, Pat combined her passion for helping struggling readers with her extensive experience in Wilson programs to establish a [...]

The Sky’s the Limit

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Ad Astra Per Aspera, Latin for to the stars through adversity, is how Adam Maidman describes his journey to the world of possibilities and opportunities that opened when he learned how to read. Diagnosed with severe dyslexia in elementary school while growing up in Connecticut, Adams trajectory from struggling reader to graduate student, first-year teacher, and self-proclaimed history nerd is embodied by a single sheet of paper. Framed and displayed above his desk, the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Certificate of Completion he earned in seventh grade signifies a pivotal point i [...]

Educator Point of View

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As a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer (W.C.T.), I have supported dozens of teachers over the years as they pursued their Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level I or Level II Certification and persevered through the inevitable challenges this undertaking entails in the best of times. When the 2019-2020 school year began, our seven WRS Level I candidates immediately started seeing success with their practicum students and were excited about the deeper understanding of foundational reading skills they were gaining. They soaked it all in as both learner and teacher. As we transitioned to remote learni [...]

Fall 2020 Decoder

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As Dyslexia Awareness Month comes to a close, were certain youll enjoy reading this issue ofThe Decoder, with stories about educators and students making strides to overcome the challenges of dyslexia. Youll meet the resilient Rowley family; Wilson Reading System®(WRS) alumni Adam, Ben, and Jayden; and remarkable teachers like Pat Shafer. You'll also gain insight into our new and enhanced remote and blended resources, learn about new online graduate programs and recent collaborations with Wilson®Accredited Partners, and become acquainted with a helpful interactive tool f [...]

Spring/Summer 2019 Decoder

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Wilsons newsletter, The Decoder, provides an opportunity to recognize the meaningful work taking place in classrooms, schools, and districts throughout the country, as well as the achievements of once-struggling readers and their supportive teachers. Highlights in the latest issue include an in-depth look at the successful use of Implementation Drivers to promote student success in the Copiague, NY, school district; information about our new Virtual Implementation Support for Fundations® and Just Words®; a peek at Just Words and the Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition in action [...]

Fall/Winter 2018 Decoder

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Catch up on the latest news in the Fall/Winter issue of The Decoder, featuring school and district-wide literacy initiatives, student and educator success stories, professional learning opportunities, and much more. The Decoder provides an opportunity to recognize the meaningful work taking place in classrooms throughout the country, as well as the achievements of once-struggling readers and the supportive, encouraging teachers who opened the door to literacy. Highlights in this issue include Waterford, CT's commitment to program fidelity and professional learning, our collaboration wi [...]

Spring/Summer 2018 Decoder

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Catch up on Wilson news in the Spring/Summer issue of The Decoder, Wilsons educational newsletter highlighting school and district-wide literacy initiatives, student and educator success stories, professional learning opportunities, and much more. We hope you enjoy this issue, which includes reflections on our 30-year history in the field of dyslexia and information about the Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition. The Decoder provides an opportunity to recognize the meaningful work taking place in Wilson classrooms throughout the country, as well as the achievements of once-struggling [...]

Fall 2017 Decoder

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As the new school year begins, were pleased to announce the publication of the fall issue of The Decoder, Wilsons educational newsletter profiling school and district-wide literacy initiatives, student success stories, professional learning opportunities, and the latest scoop on all things Wilson. We hope you enjoy this issue, which includes a special focus on dyslexia, our 30-year history in the field, and the new Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition. The Decoder provides an opportunity to recognize the meaningful work taking place in Wilson classrooms throughout the country, as wel [...]