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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.

Partnering for success

School District Partnerships

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.

School District Partnerships



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 at 32 and has grown to be a nationally-recognized speaker, dyslexia expert, and 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.


WILDD can change your life.


  • At WILDD, our goal is to help you create your personal forever toolkit, equipping you to succeed, preparing you to compete with your peers in school and in the workforce.   
  • Thanks to advances in technology, WILDD GLOBAL™  is available anywhere, anytime. WILDD GLOBAL™ online is equally effective as on site; now both allow learners and teachers to interact face-to-face, in real time, with simultaneous multi-sensory instruction.
  • WILDD provides one-on-one learning, customized immediately, so you progress at your own 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 progressive test scores within 6 months.

Increased Self-confidence

Parents have noticed a dramatic increase in self-confidence after just a few months of WILDD instruction.

Who can benefit?

Adults and Children

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

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Read about our In-person Training


At WILDD, we understand that students with learning disabilities require one-on-one attention and can be draining to a teacher. 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 are finding 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 disable 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 a 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.

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Correctional System

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