National Institute for Learning Development - NILD

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Kristin Barbour, M.S. Ed, CCC-SLP, Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (PCET)

Executive Director

Kristin's passion is bringing life-long learning to life and developing independent learners. She is an internationally respected educator and keynote speaker. In addition to being an NILD educational therapist, Kristin is an authorized trainer in the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Program. Prior to becoming NILD's Executive Director, Kristin was the Director of Discovery Program, Inc (DPI) a community-based organization providing intervention services to students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, and ADHD in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  Kristin has also worked as an inpatient speech-language pathologist at Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. Currently, Kristin is a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University in the Mind, Brain, Teaching program.

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    Allison Jenson, M.A., Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (PCET)

    Program Development Manager

    Allison is NILD's Program Development Manager.  She seeks to impact the lives of all learners through education, and she is committed to equipping classroom teachers and educational therapists with the tools enabling them to unlock the potential in every student. During her 15 years as an educator, she has served as a classroom teacher, mentor teacher, educational therapist, school administrator, and DPI leadership team member. She is a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist and has 10 years of educational therapy experience. She is an instructor for NILD, teaching courses and presenting seminars and workshops nationally and internationally.

    Susie Hartung

    Susie Hartung

    Program Operations Manager

    Susie Hartung is the Program Operations Manager for the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD). She began her work with NILD in 2004.  Prior to working at NILD, Susie worked for 27 years in the medical field. She has been married to Brad for 44 years, has 3 adult children and 4 beautiful grandchildren that she loves spending time with. The love of her life, her 13 year old moderately severe, autistic grandson, Taylor inspires and blesses her every day.

     

    Monica Fraser

    Monica Fraser

    Office & Customer Support Assistant

    Monica joined NILD in July 2016.

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    Join NILD’s New Online Workshop!

    Learn more about how to become an NILD Teletherapist! Four training dates to choose from (all times Eastern): May 1, 2017 (3pm – 5pm) May 22, 2017 (10am – 12pm) June 26, 2017 (4pm – 6pm) August 28, 2017 (4pm […]

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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 […]

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    April 26th Webinar: Response to Intervention (RTI) and NILD Services presented by Susan Stanley, Ed.D.

      Click here for more information and to register! Early bird discounts are available but they won’t last long! LEARN what Response to Intervention (RTI) and a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is and how these […]

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    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 […]

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    2017 NILD Summer Courses

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