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 holding faculty positions at prestigious universities including Northwestern University and Elmhurst College. ​Dr. Wasowicz is a certified speech-language pathologist licensed to practice in the state of Illinois and is a licensed professional educator with elementary and secondary endorsements from the State Teacher Certification Board 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, an internationally recognized language-learning expert and the inventor of the Earobics® Step 1 & Step 2 software products.  

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working together to make a difference in k-12 education!


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 that fit your students' precise learning needs and hands-on workshops that are tailored to fit your interests and needs for professional development and integrity of implementation training.

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a team of experts that use ORAL language to BUILD THE BRAIN FOR LITERACY


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.