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NILD builds the competence and confidence of students with learning challenges.

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NILD Summer Courses & Workshops ~ 2016

More choices. More credit. More results. CLICK HERE to check out our summer courses!

ACSI Affinity Partner Program

ACSI Affinity Partnership

ACSI proudly presents its Strategic Partnership Program, which includes companies carefully chosen to benefit ACSI members schools and to assist these schools in accomplishing their life-changing missions. ACSI’s goal is to proactively build long-term relationships with entities that thoughtfully align with the […]


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 […]


July Webinar: Dr. Kathleen Hopkins ~ “The Importance of Writing: Getting a Grip”

Dr. Kathleen R Hopkins, EdD ~ Expert NILD Educational Therapist, instructor, national & international speaker, and author REGISTRATION OPENING SOON! Please join us for this 60-minute webinar with Q & A with Dr. Kathleen Hopkins!   […]

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Learn more about an NILD Master’s Degree option at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida!

WATCH A VIDEO TO LEARN MORE! Summer course registration will open soon! Save the dates ~ Online begins: June 8th and Residency week happens July 11-15 at Southeastern University. Southeastern’s online Master of Education in ESE with a concentration in […]

Membership Benefits 2015-2016

Become an NILD Member Today!

Listen to what current NILD members are saying about their membership: “I thoroughly enjoy my NILD membership. I appreciate the discount it allows me on materials, webinars, and conferences, and I am honored to be listed on the website with skilled […]

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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