National Institute for Learning Development - NILD

NILD Uses Testing to Create Individualized Therapy Plans

Our goals are to help students with learning disabilities and challenges to learn and reason more effectively and to increase students’capacity to learn. This sets in motion life-long learning and lasting cognitive change. Testing not only allows us to best meet the needs of our students as we prescribe therapy, but the data also shows that NILD Educational Therapy does result in lasting cognitive change.

We require an initial psycho-educational evaluation before students enter NILD Educational Therapy®. This enables the therapist to skillfully tailor his or her sessions to the specific needs of each student. In addition to the initial tests administered to gain a deeper understanding of each student’s learning strengths and challenges, annual evaluations are administered to determine effectiveness of the therapy intervention as well as guide future learning goals.

On average, students require three years of intervention, though some may require more or less, depending on their specific learning needs.

 

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Hindsight is 20/20 vision. When I look back at my daughter’s school years, I can clearly see the signs of her learning disabilities: a kindergarten teacher reminding me to watch her letter and number reversals, the difficulties she had learning to read, a third grade teacher who seemed overly concerned with her SAT scores, and finally a sixth grade teacher who suggested testing. Six important educational years would pass before I would address my daughter’s learning disability. [T]est results showed a significant problem in her spatial perception, a problem that could be treated with medication. We were hoping for an alternative plan to medication. That alternative was provided. We did enroll Dannika [in NILD Educational Therapy], a very bright 7th grader who had a very real learning disability. We saw measurable improvement in her just in the first year. Math was her weakest subject. By the last 6 weeks of school, Dannika made all A’s on her report card, including an A in Pre-Algebra, an accomplishment she had never made before. These grades were earned in all regular classes with no modifications.

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