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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about becoming a sponsor
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.