Multisensory Structured Literacy Programs
Research-based reading and spelling programs for all ages
Our offerings support instruction and intervention, aligned with a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework, so all students succeed.
Establish a foundation for reading, spelling, and handwriting.
- Prevention (Tier 1) and Early Intervention (Tier 2)
- Grades K–3 in all classrooms, plus Pre-K Activity Set
- Foundational skills for life-long literacy
Address gaps through accelerated word study for struggling readers.
- Intervention (Tier 2)
- Grades 4–12 and adults with mild to moderate gaps in decoding and spelling
- A sophisticated study of word structure with explicit teaching on “how English works”
Wilson Reading System®
Provide intensive instruction for even the most challenged reader.
- Intensive intervention (Tier 3)
- Grades 2–12 and adults with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia
- Orton-Gillingham based; intensive, Structured Literacy instruction
Our Approach to Program Design
The key to Wilson’s success is our alignment with research on what students need to successfully read and spell.
By employing our evidence-based instructional models, schools, districts, reading centers, individual teachers, and tutors can create a powerful literacy action plan. This plan builds a solid foundation for beginning learners, closes the reading gap for struggling readers, teaches students with dyslexia how to read and write, and meets statewide college- and career-ready standards.
While the programs are designed to work together synergistically to provide instruction across all three tiers of a MTSS or RTI framework, each program can also be used on its own to meet the specific needs of your students.
Instruction Across Three Tiers of Instruction
With Wilson®, the path to meeting literacy objectives is mapped to the needs of distinct student populations.
Fundations® for Tier 1 prevention and Tier 2 early intervention for K–3; Just Words® for Tier 2 intervention with older students; and Wilson Reading System®(WRS) Tier 3 intensive intervention for individuals with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia. Each model differs in practice, intensity, and duration, but all have been designed to help students master the appropriate level of literacy.
Evidence of Program Effectiveness
Our programs have been successfully implemented in public and private schools, private clinics, and adult education settings across the country. For study results, please visit our Evidence of Program Effectiveness page.
How to Plan Literacy Instruction for Students in Grades 3 and Beyond
To meet the literacy needs of all students beyond the third grade, Wilson® recommends including reading instruction in the general English language arts (ELA) class and all subject area classes.