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…

Welcome to NILD

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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 […]

January Webinar: Avoiding Rules that Expire – Enhancing Your Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities

Avoiding Rules that Expire – Enhancing Your Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities January 21st at 12 pm EST Priced at $35 Featuring Dr. Karen Karp Objectives: Participants will learn how to use the CSA model […]

Telepractice Training December 18th from 9-11 am EST

Telepractice Training December 18th from 9-11 am EST Telepractice can transform your practice. Maintaining the standards and procedures of each NILD educational therapy session is crucial, so this training will focus on specific guidelines for how the integrity […]

Conversations on Math Anxiety: How Critical Reflection and Discourse May Help Reduce Everyone’s Anxiety

Conversations on Math Anxiety: How Critical Reflection and Discourse May Help Reduce Everyone’s Anxiety December 10th @ 12 pm EST, Priced at $35 Registration closes 12/10 at 11:30 am EST Students and teachers alike report high […]

North-West Regional Conference 

North-West Regional Conference Examining the Role of Cognition in Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities February 20-22, 2020 Location: Joshua Institute 2150 W. Cherry Lane Meridian, ID 83642 Saturday, February 22nd – 8:30-9:55 am Conference Welcome/General Session 1 The Role of […]

South-East Regional Conference: Examining the Role of Cognition in Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities

South-East Regional Conference: Examining the Role of Cognition in Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities February 6-8, 2020 Location: Foundation Academy 125 E Plant Street Winter Garden, FL 34787 Saturday, February 8th – 8:30-9:55 am Conference Welcome/General Session […]

South-Central Regional Conference Examining the Role of Cognition in Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities 

South-Central Regional Conference Examining the Role of Cognition in Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities January 9-11, 2020 Location: The Woodlands Christian Academy 5800 Academy Way The Woodlands, TX 77384 Saturday, January 11th – 8:30-9:55 am Conference Welcome/General Session 1 […]

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