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A 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit
Helping people, not just in
Wisconsin, but all over the country!
From frustration and isolation to hope and happiness, the Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia (WILDD) helps students excel academically and achieve higher levels of self-confidence.
WILDD has a track record of raising reading by three grade levels in six months. Our unique, evidence-based CLASS™ method is personalized for every client to maximize results.
Experience the convenience of WILDD Global™, our distance-learning program. Whether you are at home, at the office, or on vacation – successful language therapy is just a click away.
WILDD offers free consultation appointments so you can personally speak with a professional consultant about your needs and ask any questions about our services.
WILLD provides effective Scientific Researched Based Intervention (SRBI) and Progress Monitoring (PM) to school districts throughout the USA, helping to close the achievement gap among students.
WILDD Knows Dyslexia
What makes the Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia (WILDD) so effective?
Our approach was developed by a special education teacher who is also dyslexic. Erv Carpenter, our co-founder and Executive Director, was diagnosed with dyslexia at 32, and has since grown to be a nationally-recognized speaker, dyslexia expert, and the creator of the CLASS™ academic therapy.
With 30+ years of teaching experience in special education, certifications, and service to multiple Dyslexia Centers, Erv, and co-founder, Kim Campbell-Carpenter, have dedicated their lives to helping people with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, regardless of family income. Their goal is to restore opportunities to others like themselves.
The graph to the left displays the average performance of our students before beginning at WILDD (their “baseline” scores) as compared to their average performance after consistent attendance at WILDD for three years. For more information about specific testing items or our students’ achievement, please visit our Results page.
Who can benefit?
Adults and Children
WILDD serves a diverse mix of students, from ages 7 and up, with a wide range of learning needs.
At WILDD, we understand that students with learning disabilities require one-on-one attention which can be draining for teachers, however, we can help! Our CLASS™ Teacher Training helps teachers identify signs of dyslexia and implement effective teaching strategies specific to students with learning disabilities.
Did you know that, on average, youth in correctional institutions can often only read at a third grade level or lower? The learning assistance that youth receive from WILDD not only boosts their self-esteem, but also lowers the likelihood of repeat offences and can make a tremendous difference in their obtaining and maintaining a future career.
Support our mission to help end illiteracy. Volunteers provide assistance and support to WILDD staff, and are a critical key to our success.
Become an Instructor
Experience the joy of helping clients with dyslexia. WILDD provides free CLASS™ certification to qualified instructors who formally commit to two years of instructor employment with the agency.