Wilson Reading System®
As a Wilson® Accredited Partner, Churchill delivers Wilson® professional learning for students who have been unable to learn to read and spell through other teaching strategies.
A Different Approach to Reading
Based on Orton-Gillingham principles for teaching reading and spelling, the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) identifies each individual student’s needs before implementing the right diagnostic teaching strategy via the WRS lesson plan.
In one-on-one settings, students use research-based materials and multisensory strategies to gain a comprehensive understanding of reading, writing, spelling, oral reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Continuous assessment throughout the program allows teachers to meet the unique needs and monitor the progress of each individual student.
The WRS has been successfully implemented in public school districts, private schools, private clinics, and adult education settings across the country. A study published in the International Journal on Disability and Human Development found that students with disabilities who received instruction in the WRS had “significant growth in their reading over time.”
Why WRS Certification Matters
Teacher knowledge is a critical factor for student success in the Wilson® program. We currently have four Wilson® Trainers on staff to support the growth and development of all our teachers through coaching, study groups, and in-house workshops. This extensive professional learning lets us deliver Wilson® instruction with fidelity to achieve extraordinary student results.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has accredited Wilson Language Training® and Wilson’s Accredited Partners, including Churchill. This designation recognizes that Wilson Reading System® certifications align with the IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.
In addition to certified instruction for Churchill students, we offer Wilson® workshops and informational seminars for educators and parents throughout our community.