National Institute for Learning Development - NILD

Accreditations – Endorsements – Honors

IDA accredits NILDThe International Dyslexia Association has accredited our teacher programs for students with dyslexia and reading difficulties.

NILD’s Executive Director, Kristin Barbour, was invited by the IDA to serve on a committee to work on establishing the knowledge and practice standards of reading for IDA’s national assessment development. The IDA certifies university programs and individual organizations offering training in literacy.

 

 

NILD is a Feuerstein Institute Authorized Training CenterNILD is a  Feuerstein Institute Authorized Training Center.  The Feuerstein Institute has greatly influenced and contributed to the work of the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) in the USA since 1993.

 

Kristin Barbour contributes her expertise to Partnership for 21st Century Skills blogazine. She writes about transforming special education by building critical thinking skills.

NILD is endorsed to provide training for SEARCH and TEACH © Early Intervention. SEARCH and TEACH © is cited since 1980 in the USOE publication, Educational Programs that Work.

ECFA Accredited

 

NILD’s accounting practices are accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability®.

 

 

ACSI Affinity Partner Program

 

NILD is endorsed by ACSI and all NILD courses and workshops count toward ACSI continuing education units.

 

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 […]

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 […]

December Telepractice Workshop

Maintaining the standards and procedures of each educational therapy session is crucial, so this training will focus on specific guidelines for how the integrity of NILD techniques can be maintained in a virtual setting. Therapists will see […]

ADHD Coordination and Balance of the Brain – October Webinar

With ADHD, sometimes the brain can have imbalances in the nervous system causing dis-regulation in focus and attention. Using techniques that help increase balance, coordination, crossing midline, and timing, children and adults with ADHD can become […]

The Benefits of Cursive Writing in a Digital Age – September Webinar

Cursive writing is a skill that contributes to learning, yet in the digital age it is no longer considered a necessary part of the curriculum in America’s schools.  Research demonstrates the importance of handwriting, particularly cursive, […]

Announcing Our South-Central Regional Conference

We are happy to introduce our 2019 South-Central regional conference in TX.  Social-Emotional Development: Addressing the Non-Cognitive Factors that Shape Thinking and Learning January 10-12, 2019 at The Woodlands Christian Academy, 5800 Academy Way, The Woodlands, TX 77384    Register […]

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