A Team of Experts Who Use Oral Language to Build the Brain for Literacy

We are driven by a dedication and passion to help all students achieve word study mastery and academic success. Learning By Design is a privately owned, K–12 publishing and professional development company founded by Dr. Jan Wasowicz, an internationally recognized language-learning expert and the inventor of the Earobics® Step 1 & Step 2 software products.

About Dr. Jan Wasowicz

Founder, President, & CEO Dr. Jan Wasowicz has over 35 years of experience working with struggling readers and writers, including children with language-based learning disabilities. She is frequently invited to speak on best practices for literacy assessment and instruction and has conducted countless professional development workshops. Dr. Wasowicz has held faculty positions at prestigious universities including Northwestern University and Elmhurst College. ​Dr. Wasowicz is a certified speech-language pathologist licensed to practice in the states of Illinois and Florida and is a licensed professional educator with elementary and secondary endorsements from the State Teacher Certification Board of Illinois. 

SPELL/SPELL-Links Authors

Dr. Wasowicz is joined by a team of leading word study scientists and researchers from major universities. Together these high-caliber professionals provide the materials, services, and support needed to help improve your students’ outcomes in reading, writing, and spelling. We specialize in customized word study learning solutions to fit each student’s precise learning needs, hands-on professional development workshops tailored to fit your needs, and in-depth product training that ensures integrity of implementation.

Grounded & Research Based

Learning By Design, Inc. is making a difference in K–12 education with a speech-to-print, multi-linguistic, and meta-cognitive approach to written language that is solidly grounded in clinical and neurobiological research.


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