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Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilites/Dyslexia Inc. (WILDD) | Education

Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilites/Dyslexia Inc. (WILDD)
Life changing.
636 Grand Canyon Dr.
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 824-8980
(608) 831-3840

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Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilites/Dyslexia Inc. (WILDD)

Welcome to the Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/ Dyslexia, Inc. (WILDD), a non-profit organization headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, where we empower people by teaching them how to read.  We successfully work with adults and children who want to improve their ability to read, spell or master other academic subjects. We specialize in serving people who have dyslexia or other learning disabilities and those who have found little success with reading programs.  WILDD's unique method, which is based on scientific research, was developed by a former special education teacher who has dyslexia.  This method advances our clients from frustration and isolation to independence and equality with their peers.  We don't sell expensive materials to be used at home.  By contrast, whether we work with you in person or through WILDD Global distance education, each session is delivered one-on-one and face-to-face with a rigorously trained and dedicated instructor.  If your child is struggling with learning, frustrated and "feeling dumb" (a common report from people with learning disabilities/dyslexia) and/or you have learning challenges yourself, we’re here to help


Additional Information

Information about our approach will give you a better understanding of the uniqueness of WILDD and how our method raises reading and spelling levels by several years with most clients noticing a significant difference within the first few months. 

Our proven results provide you with evidence that our method works and our client testimony page will tell you what real people really think of their experience at WILDD. 

WILDD is approved as a Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Provider by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 

Services at WILDD are provided at our Madison and West Allis centers and through distance learning at any location world-wide. 

Our instructors work with both children and adults and we provide services without regard to age, race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliation or veteran status.


Assistive Technology
Computer Literacy
Distance Learning
Employee Assistance
Human Services
Remedial Reading and Spelling
Veterans Assistance
Written Language


Monday : 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday : 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday : 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday : 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday : 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Payment Types Accepted



 "I first met Mr. Erv Carpenter in 2007 and that's when he said, "It's not if, or maybe, I CAN teach you..."  I had been in special education throughout all of my school years, but was seemingly ending in failure because by the time I reached high school I was at my best between a third and fourth grade reading level. I simply couldn't do the school work, but was in trouble most of the time for 'refusing' to do it...[WILDD] changed, if not saved, my life... increased my reading three grade levels in six months, and within 18 months I was at grade-level for the first time in my life." ~Ryan, teenage client nomination for WILDD Executive Director to receive the NBC 15 Crystal Apple Award


“[WILDD] aggressively, comprehensively and compassionately evaluated and treated [my daughter's] learning disability.” ~Dr. Stephen C. Josephson, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, parent of WILDD client“In the two and half years I have been at WILDD my life has changed.  I have a new prospective on education and my abilities.” ~David, adult client      “Your program has been a blessing in our life and one that we never take for granted. I know it is because of this opportunity my daughter can read–is there any greater gift?” ~Rachel, parent of WILDD client 


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