Founder, President, & CEO Dr. Jan Wasowicz has over 35 years’ 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 in addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate classes while holding faculty positions at prestigious universities including Northwestern University and Elmhurst College. ​Dr. Wasowicz is a certified speech-language pathologist and holds elementary and secondary classroom-teaching certificates from the State Teacher Certification Board of Illinois. She is licensed to practice in the state of Illinois.


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

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we work with you, together making a difference in k-12 education!


Dr. Wasowicz is joined by a team of highest caliber professionals, including leading word study scientists and researchers at major universities, and together they provide the materials, services, and support needed to help improve your students' outcomes in reading, writing, and spelling. We are dedicate​​d to empowering all educators and we specialize in customized word study learning solutions that fit your students' precise learning needs. We are also recognized for our very popular, hands-on workshops which are always tailored to fit your interests and needs for professional development and integrity of implementation training.

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it's About ORAL language AND BUILDING THE BRAIN FOR LITERACY - and so are we!


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. Our SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing word study solution improves students' listening, speaking, reading, spelling, and writing skills, enabling all students to be successful in the classroom – and beyond!