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This year's final NILD Conference--click on the link for more details:

2018 Summer Courses and Workshops are Here! Check out our Training Schedule for dates and locations. We look forward to seeing you soon! Click here for fees and deadlines.  Hurry!  The Early Bird discount expires April 14th!   

Course syllabi for NILD Level I, Level II, and Level III

We mourn the passing of Andrea Hutton, an NILD educational therapist since 1993. She loved working with students and was passionate about sharing NILD with educators, parents, and students. Andrea was always encouraging educators to take NILD Educational Therapist training and her Memorial Fund will be used to provide scholarships to this end.

Click here to donate to The Andrea Hutton Memorial Fund.



NILD Regional Conferences

NEUROEDUCATION:  NILD at the Intersection--Translating Learning Science Methodologies


NILD Regional Conference Videos!

General Sessions 1, 2 & 3 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference will be recorded and made available for viewing after the conference. These videos can be used as a substitute for the NILD Conference attendance requirement for PCETs and 2018 Level II and III course participants. Click here to access the conference fees page for more information.

Enjoy Your Membership Benefits

As an NILD member, you'll enjoy valuable benefits such as:

  • continuing education opportunities at a reduced cost
  • networking opportunities
  • discounts on materials
  • journal publications
  • career building tools
  • and much more!


Become a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist.

Learn how to unlock student potential through an individualized, therapeutic approach.

Attend our research-based, graduate-level training courses to become an NILD Educational Therapist. NILD is always seeking to train more therapists to meet the high demand for educational therapy in schools and private practices worldwide.

Get Live Training
See where we are and take part in an NILD event near you!
We offer training in many major cities.
Review all of NILD’s upcoming training opportunities.
Earn Credit from Home
Webinars are a fantastic, low-cost way to earn credit and get NILD certification without needing to travel. Join live webinars or purchased archived webinars.
NILD is an international non-profit teacher training organization that builds competence and confidence for educators.

Our methods were developed over 40 years ago and have worked to transform over 100,000 students worldwide.

NILD is endorsed and accredited by leading experts and organizations in the field of education, and our methods are praised by parents, students and educators who have seen lasting results. In addition to providing accredited training to educators, we connect students to NILD-certified and licensed Educational Therapists and NILDinside schools.

Unlock student potential at your school

Exceptional school programs can be granted NILD recognition of NILDinside.

An NILDinside school receives extensive support, and it demonstrates its commitment to excellent professional development for staff and evidence-based educational services for students.
Training educators • Developing minds • Changing lives
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Neuroeducation–NILD at the Intersection: Translating Learning Science Methodologies.     Agenda and registration information is now online.   NILD Regional Conferences are scheduled for the following locations (click above link for more information). Lees Summit, MO  January 11-13, 2018 (Pre-cons: […]

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