Certified Wired for Reading Specialists
A Certified Wired for Reading Specialist (CWRS) is a dedicated and skilled reading therapist that has been extensively trained in the Wired for Reading curriculum with a minimum of 80 hours of coursework and has completed a rigorous mentoring process with a minimum of 130 hours. Often educated in multiple approaches and techniques, these educators stay current with the latest research-based approaches that meet the standards of the National Reading Panel. By working closely with their students and families as a team, they will help each child change the way they process print in order to become a better reader and speller.
When looking for a tutor to implement Wired for Reading, ask about Certification. Why does certification matter? Anyone who takes the Wired for Reading courses is welcome to incorporate the strategies and methods into their teaching practices. However, Certified Wired for Reading Specialists have invested their time and energy into becoming masters of the program in its entirety.
A Certified Wired for Reading Specialist that is within the first two years of certification.
A Specialist who has been certified for more than 2 years and has received exemplary parent feedback.
A Specialist who has been certified for 3+ years, received exemplary parent feedback, and completed a minimum of 20 hours of pre-approved professional development within the last two years.
A Specialist who has met all the requirements for Level 3, plus the Specialist has mentored another person through the certification process.
A Specialist who has met all the requirements for Level 4, plus the Specialist has assisted Wired for Reading class instructors on a regular basis, has been qualified as a Wired for Reading ambassador to help teachers implement Wired for Reading in classrooms, or is a master mentor for those going through the certification process.
A Specialist who has met all the requirements for Level 5 plus the Specialist is a qualified Wired for Reading or Word-Wires instructor