COVID-19 Updates for WILDD Services
Therapy Program

Accepting new enrollments (all services provided virtually)

Teacher Training Program

Accepting new applications (all services provided virtually)

Diagnostic Program

Accepting new applications (testing appointments can be scheduled in person, with all CDC precautions taken, or virtually)

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A 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit
Helping people, not just in
Wisconsin, but all over the country!

Wildd Changes Lives
Let the Transformation Begin.

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.

Proven Results
WILDD Delivers results

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.

WILDD Global™
Anywhere Instruction

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.

Free Consultations
We're Here to Help

WILDD offers free consultation appointments so you can personally speak with a professional consultant about your needs and ask any questions about our services.

School District Partnerships
School District Partnerships
Partnering for success

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.


“Our son refused to read no matter what my wife and I tried. We were at our wits’ end. Then we met Erv Carpenter. Now thanks to his academic therapy program, our son has finished college  and is starting a forensic pathology program to pursue his dream career!” 
David J. Mahoney

Dane County Sheriff

WILDD can change your life.


  • At WILDD, our goal is to help you create your personal forever toolkit, equipping you to succeed, and preparing you to compete with your peers in school, and in the workforce.   
  • Thanks to recent advances in technology, WILDD GLOBAL™  is available anywhere, anytime. WILDD GLOBAL™ online is equally effective as our on-site services by allowing both learners and instructors to interact face-to-face, in real time, with simultaneous multi-sensory instruction.
  • WILDD provides individualized one-on-one learning, so you progress at your personal, best pace. At WILDD, we keep you at the center of your own development.  

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WILDD Achieves Results

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Improved Reading Skills

WILDD can increase reading skills by three grade levels in 6 months.

Increased Math Skills

98% of students with math deficiencies show a positive progression in test scores within 6 months.

Increased Self-confidence

After just a few months of WILDD instruction, parents often notice a dramatic increase in their students’ self-confidence.

Who can benefit?

Adults and Children

WILDD serves a diverse mix of students, from ages 7 and up, with a wide range of learning disabilities and varying levels of dyslexia. Our instruction is one-on-one, and every educational plan is tailored to fit your unique learning needs, with the ultimate goal of developing a forever toolkit to create lifelong opportunities.

Read about our Global Distance Learning

Read about our In-person Training


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.

Read about CLASS™ Teacher Training


Companies have found that investing in their employees’ education allows for increased internal promotion and a reduction in costly re-training. Let us work with you to strengthen the skills of your workforce and maintain a healthy bottom-line.

Read about our Global Distance Learning

Read about our In-person Training

Veterans and Counselors

WILDD has a robust veterans’ program and is proud to honor them by helping vets be successful in all that they do.  WILDD was founded by a disabled veteran, and has been working with Chapter 31 Counselors and Veterans since 2005.

Read about our veteran program


At WILDD, we understand that there is no greater frustration for parents than to watch your child struggle with reading and writing.  We like to keep parents constantly in the loop, because your involvement in your child’s learning is critical. Check out our resources page for more information on dyslexia.

Read more about why WILDD works

Correctional System

Did you know that, on average, juvenile offenders enter correctional institutions with a third grade reading level, or lower? The learning assistance that juvenile offenders receive from WILDD not only boosts their self-esteem, but also lowers the likelihood of repeat offences. Assisting juvenile offenders to compete with their peers makes an enormous difference in obtaining and maintaining a future career, and thus becoming a role model for their community.

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Get Involved

Give to the Scholarship Fund or Become a Sponsor

Your donation to the Erv & Kim Carpenter Scholarship Fund will enable a low-income child to reach their full potential.



Support our mission to help end illiteracy. Volunteers provide assistance and support to WILDD instructors and staff, and are a critical key to our success. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please Contact Us.


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.

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