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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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 […]

Announcing Our Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

We are happy to introduce the first of our 2018-2019 regional conferences.  Social-Emotional Development: Addressing the Non-Cognitive Factors that Shape Thinking and Learning November 1-3, 2018 at the HUB 757, 6801 Bridgeway Drive, Suffolk, VA  23435 Register by October 1st […]

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