A: We have had a lot of success with students and the Wilson program over the last 12 years–both children with dyslexia and children who just need a little boost and more decoding strategies. It is different from other reading programs because it teaches sounds through a multisensory approach for both reading and spelling. It utilizes “controlled text” so that everything the student is presented with is decodable with the sounds he has been taught, even the names in stories! Lastly, there are no picture clues so the student is dependent on using their decoding skills–no guessing!  Wilson is based on the Orton-Gillingham methodology and is supported by research to improve students’ reading, spelling, and phonological processing skills.