Every child can achieve lifelong literacy…
if taught with a research-based curriculum, in a structured and nurturing environment at a mastery pace.
Building a Foundation for Reading, Spelling & Literacy
A Nontraditional School – for nontraditional learners
- Providence is for students who don’t fit into a traditional curriculum at a traditional school.
- Students quickly build confidence to learn at a personalized pace with teachers who understand their learning styles and areas of strength.
- The school culture is a place for students to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically to become confident, self-motivated learners.
How does Providence do this?
- A Personalized Academic Plan is designed to place each student at the correct academic level to maximize academic progress.
- A multi-sensory approach to learning is built into all subjects and includes projects, presentations, field trips, and a mastery-based progression plan. Below grade level literacy will not inhibit progress in science, social studies, math, and other courses.
- Personalized Instruction is delivered in small groups or 1:1 with teacher collaboration.
- Research-based curricula, strategies, and materials have proven to be effective.
- A structured and nurturing environment builds confidence, trust, and an “I can” attitude.
- Consistent communication and collaboration with parents.
The Wilson Reading Program
Research-based Strategies, Materials & Curricula
The Wilson Reading Program builds a strong foundation in reading, spelling, and literacy for every student.
- Wilson Reading Fundations serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure for grades K-3.
- Wilson Reading System is an intensive intervention program that addresses the foundational skills required to read and write for ages 3-12.
Candidates for the Wilson Reading System – Intensive Reading Intervention
The Wilson Reading System is an intensive intervention program for students in grades 2-12 and adults with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.
- Unable to decode accurately (in lowest 30th percentile)
- Exhibit slow, labored reading with lack of fluency
- May know many words by sight, but have difficulty reading unfamiliar words and pseudo words
- May often guess at words
- Have poor spelling skills (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, such as dyslexia
The Wilson Reading System & Dyslexia
Studies have shown that dyslexia is a brain-based condition that makes learning to read and write unexpectedly difficult for millions of individuals around the world.
Dyslexia is a highly variable condition, affecting individuals on a continuum of severity. Research and instructional experience have clearly proven that individuals with mild, moderate, and even severe dyslexia can successfully learn to read and write through intensive multisensory structured language (MSL) instruction provided by a skilled educator.
Medical and academic studies show that early childhood is the ideal time to identify dyslexia and begin reading intervention, yet it’s never too late to learn. The Wilson Reading System® and corresponding professional learning for educators have proven highly effective in teaching students with dyslexia to become independent, successful readers.
Source: Wilson Language Training
What is Dyslexia?
Reading is complex. It requires our brains to connect letters to sounds, put those sounds in the right order, and pull the words together into sentences and paragraphs we can read and comprehend.
People with dyslexia have trouble matching the letters they see on the page with the sounds those letters and combinations of letters make. And when they have trouble with that step, all the other steps are harder.
Dyslexic children and adults struggle to read fluently, spell words correctly and learn a second language, among other challenges. But these difficulties have no connection to their overall intelligence. In fact, dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in reading in an individual who has the intelligence to be a much better reader. While people with dyslexia are slow readers, they often, paradoxically, are very fast and creative thinkers with strong reasoning abilities.
Dyslexia is also very common, affecting 20 percent of the population and representing 80– 90 percent of all those with learning disabilities. Scientific research shows differences in brain connectivity between dyslexic and typical reading children, providing a neurological basis for why reading fluently is a struggle for those with dyslexia.
Dyslexia can’t be “cured” – it is lifelong. But with the right supports, dyslexic individuals can become highly successful students and adults.
Wilson is a provider of research-based reading and spelling programs for all ages. Its multisensory, structured curricula – Fundations®, Wilson Just Words®, the Wilson Reading System®, and Wilson Fluency®/Basic have been proven highly effective.
With Wilson, the path to meeting literacy objectives is all mapped out. The best way to achieve literacy success is to identify the individual student’s needs and then implement the correct teaching strategy. We offer several literacy instructional models to meet the needs of distinct student populations: prevention and early intervention for K-3 students, intervention for older students, and intensive intervention. Each model differs in practice, intensity, and duration, but all have been designed to help students master the appropriate level of literacy.
As a recognized leader in multisensory, structured language programs, Wilson brings more than a decade of systematic and explicit instruction to the K-3 classroom. Based on the Wilson Reading System® principles, Wilson Fundations® provides research-based materials and strategies essential to a comprehensive reading, spelling, and handwriting program.
Wilson Fundations makes learning to read fun while laying the groundwork for life-long literacy. Students in grades K-3 receive a systematic program in critical foundational skills, emphasizing:
- Phonemic awareness
- Phonics/ word study
- High frequency word study
- Reading fluency
- Comprehension strategies