I work with a student who is basically an emergent decoder, though his comprehension skills are excellent. In fact, he tested on grade level for verbal comprehension (he is seventh grade). We use Wilson to improve his decoding skills. He is doing a great job at reading the sound cards, and can tell you that a says /a/ and even that a can also say /A/ (lower case = short vowel; upper case = long vowel). However, he has trouble applying this to reading words in sentences. I remind him constantly that he knows the sounds, and help him break apart words, but it seems that he just guesses at words. Every time. The problem that compounds this is that since he understands what the story is about, he can guess at words that make sense. Has anyone had success in getting students to generalize skills, or apply decoding skills they learn in isolation to context? My current strategy is to have him look at the letters and analyze the sounds they make, but it doesn't seem to STICK. This is definitely part of his disability (he had seizures when he was a baby that caused some damage) but I know if he could decode he could read so well... Thoughts????