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Educational Therapy For Students With Executive Function Disorder (EFD)

Helping Students with Executive Function Disorder become confident learners in the classroom and life

Build Confidence

Increase Self Esteem

Excel at Learning

Finding academic help for a child with Executive Function Disorder can be challenging...

Executive Function Disorder (EFD) is a cognitive impairment affecting a child's ability to plan, organize, initiate, and complete task. As a result, children with EFD struggle with tasks that require sustained attention, working memory, impulse control, and problem-solving skills.

It can be difficult to know why a child is struggling at school and find the right professional help that will provide appropriate acommodations and support services for their child. Without the right support a child can quickly fall behind an begin to struggle with their confidence and self-esteem.

How is NILD's approach to Executive Function Disorder different?

At NILD, our educational therapies target the root issues of Executive Function Disorder, helping learners develop confidence in the classroom and preparing them to succeed in life.

NILD is not an Executive Function Disorder curriculum or tutoring system - it is an Educational Therapy System that focuses on the whole child: cognition, peception, academics, and emotions.

Learn how NILD helps students overcome challenges by developing new thinking and learning patterns.

How Does NILD Help Students with Executive Function Disorder

  • Executive Function Disorder Testing & Diagnosis

    We can recommend the right testing to identify your child's learning challenge.

  • Solve Root-Level Issues

    Our framework gets to the root of the issue instead of only providing a learning band aid.

  • A Complete Framework

    Help your child become a lifelong learner and thinker with our proven approach to learning challenges.

  • Change Your Child's Trajectory

    Replace learning anxiety and fears with improved self-esteem and confidence as an independent learner.

Receive expert training & support for children with Executive Function Disorder

NILD therapies are designed for specialists, teachers, tutors, parents, and schools who work with children with Executive Function Disorder and a variety of other learning challenges.

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Browse our learning tracks and choose the right one to help your students and children with Executive Function Disorder.

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Find a Therapist

Find an NILD-certified therapist who can help your students and children who struggle with Executive Function Disorder.

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"We saw measurable improvement in our daughter within the first year of her NILD educational therapy.  Her deficits were being strengthened as she came closer to the goal of being independent. Her grades began to improve to an A-B status without tutoring or parental supervision. I am most thankful for the way NILD has empowered Dannika with learning strategies that have given her this independence."

Jo Lynn

"By the time I was in high school I was no longer getting C’s and D’s on my report cards, I was earning A’s and B’s! School was no longer a daunting task, it was a challenge I felt ready to face. I am proud to say that at the end of 11th grade I graduated from the NILD program. This program has helped me to face life's struggles differently. Instead of beginning with a defeated attitude I dive in and try my best, relying on the things I have learned. "

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What 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 process, 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.

NILD doesn't just help students with Executive Function Disorder. Our learning therapies also help students with...


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