National Institute for Learning Development - NILD

Success Stories

Can students with learning disabilities and learning challenges succeed in school and life?  The answer is YES.   These students’ stories are a sample from the thousands who have been helped by our research-driven interventions.

Julia’s Story

Parents attribute her success to early work with an NILD Discovery Program therapist.

Julia and NILD - a Success StoryWhen we actually witnessed what Mrs. Gill and the Discovery Program were doing for Julia throughout her elementary years, we absolutely had no doubt that Julia would succeed throughout high school and beyond. There is no question in our minds that Julia’s successes are attributed to her years with the Discovery Program.

 

 

Suitcase

An award-winning documentary by Cary Brown on overcoming autism. It also features fellow student Jacob Luchtenburg and Dr. Kathleen Hopkins.

 

Brittany’s Story

The Lord knew of her struggles…

By the time I was in high school I was no longer getting C’s and D’s on my report cards, I was earning A’s and B’s! School was no longer a daunting task, it was a challenge I felt ready to face.

Dannika’s Story

A Powerful Team…

NILD has helped me bring my grades up to honors level. Now I finish my homework quickly and have more time for SGA and basketball.

Jack’s Story

My son has become a confident young man…

Jack went from a boy who could barely read and had extremely bad handwriting to a student who just placed third in a poetry contest for the state of Virginia.

He is such a SUCCESS Story!

“Allowing dreams to Soar”

For a student who could barely spell and do any math, he has accomplished so much! … He made honor roll and was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society…

Matt G’s Amazing Story

My former Discovery student’s graduation from Law School

Matt G. was asked to leave his junior year in high school because of so many demerits and low grades… [He] graduated from one of the largest universities in Texas with BA in Business, making the Dean’s List repeatedly…

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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 […]

Live Webinar – August 30th at 2:30pm

Join us for the webinar “Behavioral Health Issues in Children that Impact Learning“ Featuring Trina Young Greer, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Kirsten Burt, MA, Resident in Counseling August 30th @ 2:30pm Only $30 if you register […]

Telepractice Training August 21st 4-6pm EST

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 […]

Fostering Students’ Sense of Belonging to Improve Achievement and Resilience

Rescheduled to October 4th at 12:30pm EST – webinar featuring Jacquie Beaubien, Ed.D. Feeling like one belongs in academic settings is known to have a significant impact on academic performance and resilience (Walton & Cohen, 2007, […]

Announcing NILD 2018 Summer Courses

Register Now for Summer Courses and Workshops The summer is packed full of opportunity for great training including NILD Level courses, a full range of FIE courses, all our Rx Workshops, Search & Teach, Woodcock-Johnson IV, and our brand new Executive […]

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