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Welcome to NILD

Whatever the reason that brought you to our website ~ we are glad you have found us! NILD’s website was designed for you – the seeker, the parent, the educator – to get accurate information on learning disabilities, dyslexia, and […]

Dyslexia Awareness Month

National Dyslexia Awareness Month

What is dyslexia? It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected […]


Fall Level I Course Offering

Register for NILD Level I Fall course now!  

Professor Feuerstein with student

A Tribute to Professor Reuven Feuerstein

Building confidence and competence for struggling learners is a passion for NILD and one that we shared with the late Professor Reuven Feuerstein. His philosophy of structural cognitive modifiability and mediated learning was transformational for many […]


August Webinar “Learning Mindsets: Teaching a Growth Mindset to Develop Lifelong Learners”

Join Pattie Perry on August 25th – noon EST.  REGISTRATION open now! LEARN:   differences between a fixed and a growth mindset IDENTIFY: ways mindset are part of your beliefs about intelligence, talent, personality, ability, and character DEVELOP: questioning skills that encourage […]


June Webinar: “Moving Beyond Memorization”

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 ​”Moving Beyond Memorization” Click here to register now! Dr. Kathleen Hopkins, NILD Webinar Instructor Please join me for this 1 hour webinar including Q&A. Together, we’ll… LEARN to move beyond rote memory through a deeper understanding of […]

Benefits of Cursive Handwriting

Handwriting is Boeing 747 Technology

One of the most hotly debated topics in education these days is the issue of handwriting.  Mr. Shapiro, a journalist for the Washington Post, wrote an article titled “Cursive Foiled by Technology” on April 4, 2013.  The handwriting/keyboarding debate is […]

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