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NILD Educational Therapy Level I Course

NILD Educational Therapy Level I Course
Level I is an introduction to the general field of learning disabilities and provides foundational training in the philosophy and techniques of NILD Educational Therapy®. This course prepares participants to begin giving educational therapy as interns. (All NILD educational therapists are considered interns until certification).

Regent Univerity Syllabus Available March 17

Southeastern University Available March 17

 

  • Consists of four weeks of online work followed by one week of classroom instruction (residency). Note that the online portion of the course is hosted by either Regent University or Southeastern University (SEU). Even though these courses are hosted on Regent and SEU online platforms you do not need to enroll in these universities. However, both universities offer a graduate credit option for NILD Levels I, II and III courses and Master’s Degree Programs in NILD Educational Therapy that do require a separate enrollment process (click the link for more information).
  • Through NILD’s range of courses and workshops you can obtain continuing education credits as you seek to meet the needs of your students. Additionally, NILD Level I, II and III courses can put you on track for becoming a Professionally Certified NILD Educational Therapist (PCET)! Click here for steps to certification.
  • Click on the below buttons to access the course syllabus. If your course is hosted by SEU then use the SEU version of the syllabus. Please read the syllabus carefully as there are required textbooks and materials that must be purchased through NILD and others that are only available from third parties.
  • Daily schedule for residency (classroom instruction) week for all NILD Level I courses held in the United States is 8am – 5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am – 12pm on Friday. Please note that the online and residency components for each course location can not be separated and matched with online or residency components of other locations.

 

Equips the beginning educational therapist with the tools used to identify and assess student’s learning needs, and prepare the beginning educational therapist to create and implement individual educational therapy plans utilizing the NILD techniques specific to educational goals for student.  Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate a beginning understanding of NILD philosophy and methodology.
2. Describe NILD’s comprehensive approach that develops learning through perception, academics, cognition and emotions.
3. Explain the differences between NILD methodology and tutoring.
4. Understand how reading, math and spelling can be impacted by improving cognitive functioning.
5. Identify learning challenges and apply specific tools to develop and enhance thinking skills.
6. Design an educational therapy program according to the strengths and vulnerabilities determined by assessment and implement an effective intervention program based on the NILD techniques.
7. Begin to learn how to assess students annually.
8. Develop literacy skills in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics and syllabication.

Dates Location Status Details and Remarks

Mar 23-Apr 24, 2020

Residency Week:
Apr 20 – Apr 24

Bangalore

India

Open

Register by email

May 11-Jun 12, 2020

Residency Week:
Jun 08 – Jun 12

Meridian, ID

USA

Open

Register Online

May 13-Jun 19, 2020

Residency Week:
Jun 15 – Jun 19

Palm Desert, CA

USA

Open

Register Online

May 25-Jun 26, 2020

Residency Week:
Jun 22 – Jun 26

Suffolk, VA

USA

Open

Register Online

May 25-Jun 26, 2020

Residency Week:
Jun 22 – Jun 26

Wichita, KS

USA

Open

Register Online

Welcome Letter

May 25-Jun 26, 2020

Residency Week:
Jun 22 – Jun 26

Houston, TX

USA

Open

Register Online

Jun 03-Jul 10, 2020

Residency Week:
Jul 06 – Jul 10

Lakeland, FL

USA

Open

Register Online

Welcome Letter

Jun 22-Jul 24, 2020

Residency Week:
Jul 20 – Jul 24

British Columbia

Canada

Open

Register Online

Jun 22-Jul 24, 2020

Residency Week:
Jul 20 – Jul 24

Miami, FL

USA

Open

Register Online

Welcome Letter

Jun 29-Jul 31, 2020

Residency Week:
Jul 27 – Jul 31

Ontario

Canada

Open

Register Online

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education or related field.
  • Pre-Assignments: Prior to beginning the course, observe a live or recorded NILD Educational Therapy® session.
  • Course textbooks and materials are required (see syllabus for more information)

Dates Location Status Details and Remarks

Mar 23-Apr 24, 2020

Residency Week:
Apr 20 – Apr 24

Bangalore

India

Open

Register by email

May 11-Jun 12, 2020

Residency Week:
Jun 08 – Jun 12

Meridian, ID

USA

Open

Register Online

May 13-Jun 19, 2020

Residency Week:
Jun 15 – Jun 19

Palm Desert, CA

USA

Open

Register Online

May 25-Jun 26, 2020

Residency Week:
Jun 22 – Jun 26

Suffolk, VA

USA

Open

Register Online

May 25-Jun 26, 2020

Residency Week:
Jun 22 – Jun 26

Wichita, KS

USA

Open

Register Online

Welcome Letter

May 25-Jun 26, 2020

Residency Week:
Jun 22 – Jun 26

Houston, TX

USA

Open

Register Online

Jun 03-Jul 10, 2020

Residency Week:
Jul 06 – Jul 10

Lakeland, FL

USA

Open

Register Online

Welcome Letter

Jun 22-Jul 24, 2020

Residency Week:
Jul 20 – Jul 24

British Columbia

Canada

Open

Register Online

Jun 22-Jul 24, 2020

Residency Week:
Jul 20 – Jul 24

Miami, FL

USA

Open

Register Online

Welcome Letter

Jun 29-Jul 31, 2020

Residency Week:
Jul 27 – Jul 31

Ontario

Canada

Open

Register Online

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