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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 […]

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Upcoming 2015-2016 NILD Regional Conference Locations

“Architecture of Learning: Building Student Success” NILD Florida Conference registration is open now. Online registrations for all other conferences is coming soon! Winter Garden, FL  October 1-3 (Pre-cons: Rx4 Discovery Math; Rx for Discovery Reading) Houston, TX   January […]

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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 […]

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Southeastern University: Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education – NILD Educational Therapy® Southeastern’s online Master of Education in in ESE with a concentration in NILD Educational Therapy prepares educators to help students discover their potential through an individualized, therapeutic approach. Southeastern […]


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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