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October Webinar: Dr. Kathy Hopkins ~ “Analogies…POWER TOOLS”

Dr. Kathy Hopkins
October 5th ~ Noon EST

Registration Opening Soon!

Please join us for this 60-minute webinar with Q & A with Dr. Kathy Hopkins!

Benefits of NILD Webinars:

  • Earn CEUs from the convenience of your desktop computer or mobile device*
  • Lowest cost option to meet PCET professional development requirements for re-certification
  • PowerPoint handouts will be made available prior to broadcast
  • Re-watch all or part of the webinar multiple times as this it will be archived until August 31, 2015. If you are unable to view the live broadcast, you will still be able to view the archive.

*One hour live broadcast delivered over the internet; includes Q&A

 
Note:You will receive confirmation emails with instructions about how to access the webinar site and the webinar power point handouts upon registration. The email will be sent to the same email address(es) provided with your registration.
 
Please contact info@nild.org or 757-423-8646 if you have any questions.
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A Tribute to Professor Reuven Feuerstein

Professor Feuerstein Tribute

I learned from Professor Feuerstein that faith really does change lives.

Building confidence and competence for struggling learners is a passion for NILD and one that we shared with the late Professor Reuven Feuerstein. His philosophy of structural cognitive modifiability and mediated learning was transformational for many educators. Below is an excerpt from an article that was recently shared by a Rabbi who knew Professor Feuerstein well.

His methods were elaborate and his theories complex, but seeing him at work you knew that there were three reasons he achieved miracles. First, the basis of his work was love. He loved the children and they loved him.

Second, he had transformative faith. Under him children developed skills no one thought they could because he believed they could. He had more faith in them than anyone else.

Third, he refused to write anyone off. He insisted that children with disabilities should be included in society like every other child. They too were in the image of God. They too had a right to respect. They too could lead a full and meaningful life.

I learned from Professor Feuerstein that faith really does change lives. The one thing that can rescue us from despair and failure to fulfill our potential is the knowledge that someone believes in us more than we believe in ourselves.

From the Yom Kippur address of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sack’s, citing Professor Reuven Feuerstein, founder of the Feuerstein Institute.

NILD is a Feuerstein Institute Authorized Training Center.

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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 […]

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 […]

March webinar: NILD Annual testing: Anecdotal Evidence and Data-Driven Progress

NILD Annual testing: Anecdotal Evidence and Data-Driven Progress March 10th @ 12 pm EST Priced at $35 Overview: Reviewing all the elements of the annual testing battery, using Error Analysis on the informal assessments, incorporating graphs […]

February Telepractice Workshop

Telepractice Training February 26th 12-2 pm 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 of […]

February Webinar

Personalized Strategies for Building Success Skills Featuring Dr. Alan Arroyo and Dr. George Selig February 19th at 12 pm EST Priced at $35 Main Objective for the webinar: To equip the participant to choose success skills […]

Northeast Regional Conference

Northeast Regional Conference Examining the Role of Cognition in Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities March 26-28, 2020 Location: Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 Saturday, March 26 – 8:30-9:55 am Conference Welcome/General Session 1 The Role […]

Northwest Regional Conference 

Northwest 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 1The Role of Cognition […]

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 […]

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