National Institute for Learning Development - NILD

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), developed by David Wechsler, is an individually administered intelligence test for children between the ages of 6 and 16. It can be completed without reading or writing. The WISC takes 65–80 minutes to administer and generates an IQ score, which represents a child’s general cognitive ability.

This test assists NILD Educational Therapists discover learning strengths and vulnerabilities in each student; therefore, it allows our therapists to offer targeted, individual intervention that is best suited for each student.

Can NILD’s intensive intervention actually lead to improvements in verbal, nonverbal, and cognitive functioning as evidenced on the WISC IV test?

The WISC IV is a prediction of performance in school, and a measure of a child’s strengths and weaknesses in thinking. NILD Educational Therapists use this data to identify a learning profile, determine a student’s need for therapy, communicate a child’s learning profile to students and parents, and prescribe therapy techniques.

Although the goal of NILD Educational Therapy® is not to make progress on this particular test, as students progress through NILD Educational Therapy® and thinking skills are inevitably challenged and changed…the results have proven very exciting!

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 […]

Benefits of Cursive Handwriting

Handwriting is Boeing 747 Technology

One of the most hotly debated topics in education these days is the issue of handwriting.  Mr. Shapiro, a journalist for the Washington Post, wrote an article titled “Cursive Foiled by Technology” on April 4, 2013.  The handwriting/keyboarding debate is […]

Recognizing and Working with Anxious Students

Recognizing and Working with Anxious Students May 20th @ 12pm EST  Presented by Donna Weston, CDT, PCET   Priced at $35, Registration closes May 20th @ 11:30am EST Description: The rates of anxiety in children and […]

NILD Research Update

NILD Research Update April 18th @ 12pm EST, Priced at $35 Registration closes April 18th at 11:30am EST This webinar will serve to update our community of NILD Educational Therapists on our research findings from recent […]

NILD Telepractice Workshop

Telepractice Workshop  April 30th, 2-4pm EST, Priced at $150 Telepractice can transform your practice. Maintaining the standards and procedures of each educational therapy session is crucial, so this training will focus on specific guidelines for how the integrity […]

Summer Courses & Workshops

Please visit our master training schedule for more details & to register.  We look forward to seeing you this summer! Register now for great discounts: $75 off level courses, $50 off FIE courses, and $30 off workshops.  Discounts expire one month prior […]

Announcing our Northwest Regional Conference in Washington State!

We are happy to introduce our 2019 Northwest regional conference in WA.  Social-Emotional Development: Addressing the Non-Cognitive Factors that Shape Thinking and Learning March 7-9, 2019 at Bellevue Christian School, 1701 98th Ave NE, Clyde Hill, WA 98004 Register by February 7th, 2019 […]

Announcing our South Eastern Regional Conference in Winter Garden, FL

We are happy to introduce our 2019 South-Eastern regional conference in FL.  Social-Emotional Development: Addressing the Non-Cognitive Factors that Shape Thinking and Learning February 7-9, 2019 at Foundation Academy, 125 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787 Register by January 16th, […]

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