National Institute for Learning Development - NILD

Overview of Educational Therapy Training

NILD offers a broad range of training options for educational therapists and educators serving students with learning disabilities and challenges.  NILD’s training methods are accredited by the International Dyslexia Association and The Feuerstein Institute.

These courses and professional development opportunities qualify for continuing education units (CEUs). NILD requires NILD Professionally Certified Educational Therapists (PCETs) to complete specified professional development requirements to maintain annual certification. NILD also awards CEUs to individuals who are not educational therapists but who have participated in an NILD learning opportunity such as a course, workshop or online webinar. NILD issues certificates of participation with the associated hours of instruction for individuals to use as evidence of completion of continuing education requirements for their individual schools and/or certification organizations.


NILD offers several courses and workshops to help educators understand and meet the needs of students with learning challenges of all kinds.  Our training methods are research-based, effective and are accredited by the International Dyslexia Association and The Feuerstein Institute.

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NILD offers schools and educators in-service workshops in educational therapy strategies and the impact of learning differences in various educational settings.  These workshops are conducted by NILD Professionally Certified Educational Therapists and last from 1 hour to a full day, depending on the topic.  We can also tailor a topic to your organization’s needs.

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NILD conferences are held around the country typically during the October through March timeframe usually in 2 – 3 day formats. These training events are designed to provide on-going professional development for NILD educational therapists and to give all educators and parents a better understanding of learning disabilities and NILD Educational Therapy®.

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NILD partners with two universities to offer masters degrees in NILD Educational Therapy®. These two masters programs are exciting opportunities to earn degree credits while gaining the tools needed to meet the needs of struggling learners! Regent University offers a Master of Education Degree with Emphasis in NILD Educational Therapy®Southeastern University offers a Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education – NILD Educational Therapy®.

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NILD offers webinars featuring experts and top educators addressing current topics in the field of learning disabilities.  Information is provided on a wide range of topics, from young child development to understanding reading to the reading brain, understanding assessments, and making math count.

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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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NILD is pleased to announce May’s 90 minute webinar, The Vocabulary Attuned Educator, presented by Nancy Hennessy M.Ed., LDT-C. May 16th at 1pm Description: The vocabulary attuned educator recognizes the contribution of word meaning to comprehension […]

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We are pleased to announce a two-part Webinar series, Promoting & Coaching Executive Functioning in the Classroom, ET Station & Beyond. This series is an excellent resource for Educational Therapists, General Education Teachers, Administrators and academic support professionals alike! […]


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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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Join NILD’s New Online Workshop!

Learn how to become an NILD Teletherapist! March 29, 2018 (12pm-2pm Eastern). Click here for more information and to register. REACH students who are homebound, geographically remote or otherwise not able to engage in face-to-face therapy EXPAND your therapy practice […]