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Transforming Education for Students with Learning Differences

Professional training for educators, specialists, parents, and schools

ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Subject Matter Challenges, Thinking & Learning Difficulties, and More.

Address Root Problems

Develop Classroom Confidence

Build Independent Learners

Many students with learning challenges are lost in school systems that simply aren't helping.

On top of that, once identified for help they often are given solutions that don't really solve their root learning problems.

Far too often we see defeated children, embarrassed they aren't keeping up, developing lifelong limitations and insecurities.

All students deserve the opportunity to become successful, independent learners.

How does the National Institute for Learning Development help?

We equip schools, empower parents, and train the top specialists in the world to help the neurodiverse learner thrive in the classroom.

Impactful Development Programs For Those Who Support Students

We offer professional development for individuals and schools and training courses for professionals to become certified in NILD Educational Therapy.

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A Transformative Methodology That Elevates Cognitive Processing

Our techniques utilize interactive language and dynamic intervention. This approach encompasses mediated learning, questioning, feedback, and guided practice. It develops core academic skills and fosters higher-order processing. Independent thinking is cultivated, along with the practical application of these skills in classroom and real-life settings.

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A Customized Support Plan for Holistic Growth

A complete psycho-educational assessment identifies each student's cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Based on these evaluations, a personalized NILD Educational Therapy® program is crafted, using 26 techniques to enhance academic skills and higher-order processing.

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Life-Changing Results: Confident, Independent Learners

Our approach transforms struggling students into confident, independent learners, unlocking their potential and broadening their horizons. They excel not only academically but are also prepared for success beyond the classroom.

Gaston Christian Case Study

How NILD Techniques Rewire the Brain to
Enhance Learning Capabilities

A sneak peek into NILD educational therapy techniques

5 videos showing our innovative techniques in action.

"My son went from being a little boy who could barely write his name to winning a poetry contest."


"NILD Educational Therapy is a thorough and effective intervention for students who struggle to learn! The more I use NILD with my students, the more I come to love using it!"


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Who is the National Institute for Learning Development?

Since 1973, NILD has trained 10,000+ educators and helped 100,000+ children become confident, independent learners.

NILD is more than traditional tutoring. Tutoring often focuses only on subject matter content, while NILD's therapies use subject matter as the learning vehicle to develop cognition and confidence.

We focus on root learning issues, helping learners overcome these issues by developing new learning paths. Our innovative educational therapies build efficient learning processes, teaching students how to think independently.

Our process focuses on the whole child: cognition, perception, academics, and emotions.

By developing these four key components, students more effectively overcome their limitations and thrive in the classroom

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Our Training is Made For You

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Educators & Specialists

It’s frustrating not being able to effectively assist every student. The solution lies in empowering yourself with advanced skills and knowledge. By obtaining NILD professional development or course training to become a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist, you can unlock the potential of every student.

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Schools are challenged with an increasing demand to serve families with unique learning needs. Such requirements strain existing educational models and resources. By adopting NILD methodologies, your school can transform this challenge into an opportunity. Engage in professional development or integrate a NILD Discovery Program into your school to become a more inclusive and supportive educational environment.


Seeing your child struggle in school and finding the the right support is daunting. The solution? Equip yourself with the knowledge to assist your child through our programs or connect with a Certified NILD Educational Therapist. Empower your child to become a confident, independent learner, overcoming educational hurdles with the right guidance and support.

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Master's Degree in Educational Therapy

NILD currently partners with two universities to offer graduate degrees that incorporate NILD’s courses as part of each degree’s requirements.

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New to NILD?

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Watch this free 25-minute training on how to best support neurodiverse learners.