National Institute for Learning Development - NILD

Become an NILD Member Today!

Listen to what current NILD members are saying about their membership:

“I thoroughly enjoy my NILD membership. I appreciate the discount it allows me on materials, webinars, and conferences, and I am honored to be listed on the website with skilled therapists around the world.  I must admit, however, that my favorite member benefit of all is the e-conference.  I have gained valuable knowledge and insight through participation in the e-conference forum where colleagues from all around the world discuss topics related to educational therapy.  The e-conference is truly a place where iron sharpens iron.”    ~Lorri Wilke

“As I sit across the table from a parent explaining the benefits of educational therapy, there comes a point when I turn the NILD brochure over and proudly point to the nild.org website and say, “This is my organization.”  And it is. NILD, with its rich history, has invested into the lives of others, giving us the tools to in turn invest in impact the lives of our students. My NILD membership keeps that investment strong.”    ~Laurie Weideman

Maintain your membership or become a new NILD member and enjoy access to the information, resources, and products you need to continue to be using best-practices in the field of learning disabilities. NILD is your link to fellow educational therapists world-wide. NILD members tap into the collective experiences and knowledge of educational therapists around the globe who, like you, are committed to providing the highest quality of educational therapy for students with learning difficulties.

General Membership

General membership is open to those who have completed NILD Educational Therapy Level I Training.  As an NILD member you’ll enjoy the advantages of these valuable benefits:


Continuing Education Opportunities:

NILD provides numerous continuous professional development opportunities including convenient webinars, workshops, and conferences and more than 50 events to earn ACSI approved CEUs. We also provide special member website resources such as Technique Reviews and access to articles written by NILD instructors.

Networking Opportunities:

Members participate in an e-conference as well as special interest groups to regularly connect with others therapists.

Discounts on NILD Materials, Courses, and Conferences:

As an NILD member you will enjoy discounts on products, materials, and webinars at NILD’s online store. Member discounts are also provided for courses, conferences and workshops at the time of registration.

Journal Publications:

Tri-annual access to The Educational Therapist, a professional journal for educational therapists.

Career Building Tools:

Being a member means you will be listed on our “Find A Therapist” link, can advertise position openings, spotlight your credentials, and use the NILD name and logo for brand awareness, advertising and marketing.

NILD Regular Membership Form 2016-2017  

Affiliate membership is open to retired educational therapists, undergraduate college students, Search and Teach© providers, and classroom teachers who have taken our Rx for Discovery Reading and/or Rx 4 Discovery Math courses and who are NOT educational therapists.  Affiliate membership is also open to interested lay people.
NILD Affiliate Membership Form 2016-2017  PCET application 2016-2017

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February Telepractice Workshop

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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 […]

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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 […]

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