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December Webinar: “Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC V)”

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 at 2pm EST REGISTER NOW Please join us for this 1 hour webinar with Q & A to: GAIN: a summary understanding of the changes between the WISC-IV vs WISC-V tests EXPLORE: the changed indexes, new […]


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 […]

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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