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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).

Download NILD Level I Course Syllabus – Regent University

Download NILD Level I Course Syllabus – Southeastern University

  • 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

    May 08-Jun 09, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jun 05 – Jun 09

    Grace Baptist Academy
    Elementary Bldg
    7815 Shallowford Rd
    Chattanooga, TN 37421

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    May 15-Jun 16, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jun 12 – Jun 16

    Idaho Learning Center and Academy
    2150 West Cherry Ln
    Meridian, ID 83642

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    May 15-Jun 16, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jun 12 – Jun 16

    Trinity Academy (Elementary campus)
    1870 N. Founder’s Cir
    Wichita, KS 67206

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    Jun 14-Jul 21, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jul 17 – Jul 21

    Southeastern University
    1000 Longfellow Blvd
    Lakeland, FL 33801

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    Be sure to use the “SEU version” of the course syllabus.

    Jun 19-Jul 21, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jul 17 – Jul 21

    NILD Headquarters
    1540 Breezeport Way Ste 500
    Suffolk, VA 23435

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    Jun 21-Jul 28, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jul 24 – Jul 28

    Upper Room (Church)
    39312 Leopard St Ste B
    Palm Desert, CA 92211

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    • 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

    May 08-Jun 09, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jun 05 – Jun 09

    Grace Baptist Academy
    Elementary Bldg
    7815 Shallowford Rd
    Chattanooga, TN 37421

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    May 15-Jun 16, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jun 12 – Jun 16

    Idaho Learning Center and Academy
    2150 West Cherry Ln
    Meridian, ID 83642

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    May 15-Jun 16, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jun 12 – Jun 16

    Trinity Academy (Elementary campus)
    1870 N. Founder’s Cir
    Wichita, KS 67206

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    Jun 14-Jul 21, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jul 17 – Jul 21

    Southeastern University
    1000 Longfellow Blvd
    Lakeland, FL 33801

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    Be sure to use the “SEU version” of the course syllabus.

    Jun 19-Jul 21, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jul 17 – Jul 21

    NILD Headquarters
    1540 Breezeport Way Ste 500
    Suffolk, VA 23435

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

    Jun 21-Jul 28, 2017

    Residency Week:
    Jul 24 – Jul 28

    Upper Room (Church)
    39312 Leopard St Ste B
    Palm Desert, CA 92211

    USA

    Open

    Register Online

    Welcome Letter

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