WILDD Knows Dyslexia
What makes the Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia (WILDD) so effective?
Our approach was developed by Erv Carpenter, our co-founder and Executive Director. Erv 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 achieves results.
Improved English Skills
WILDD students gain new strategies for reading and writing, often improving their reading skills by multiple grade levels.
Increased Math Skills
98% of students with math deficiencies show a positive progression in test scores after receiving instruction through WILDD.
WILDD nurtures students’ self-confidence, helping them thrive in school and work.
Who can benefit from WILDD?
WILDD serves a diverse mix of students from ages 7 and up, with varying levels of dyslexia and a wide range of other learning disabilities.
It’s never too late to get help. WILDD offers personalized instruction to adult learners, both directly and through Wisconsin’s DVR.
WILDD partners with schools to deliver instruction to students in need, as well as offering teacher training in the CLASS method for school districts.
WILDD works with Chapter 31 to offer instruction to veterans. WILDD is veteran-founded, and is proud to serve our service members.
WILDD works with employers who seek to invest in their employees’ education, helping to promote internally and reduce costly re-training.
The learning assistance that juvenile offenders receive from WILDD can build a life-long skill set and lower the likelihood of repeat offenses.
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.