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The International Dyslexia Association has endorsed our teacher programs for students with reading difficulties
We build the competence and confidence of those who struggle to learn by training educators and developing programs to help children become successful learners. We serve parents, children, educational therapists, and classroom teachers in the U.S. and around the world.
In honor of two recently departed NILD friends and giants in the fields of education and cognitive development, NILD has established the following memorial funds. Drs. Hagin and Feuerstein each had a monumental influence early in the development of NILD's educational therapy methodology and ongoing intervention strategies to transform struggling students into lifelong learners.
Dr. Rosa Hagin Memorial Fund
All gifts will be used 100% for SEARCH&TEACH workshop scholarships & instructor training
Dr. Hagin (1921 - 2014) was an educational psychologist, teacher and advocate for children and adults with learning disabilities. In her early years she taught in the demonstration school of Trenton State College, which was her alma mater. She later returned to New York University where she received her Doctorate in Educational Psychology. She completed an internship at Bellevue Hospital and continued her work there for several years where her primary role was research. She, along with Archie Silver, M.D., developed SEARCH&TEACH, an early childhood assessment and intervention program, which was validated by the U.S. Department of Education's Joint Dissemination Review Panel. Their research has been reported in a recently published book, "Disorder of Learning in Childhood," and in 77 papers. During her career, Dr. Hagin also worked for the American Psychological Association, Fordham University, and served in various capacities with the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Throughout her life, Dr. Hagin maintained a private practice for children and adults with learning disabilities. Donate here.
Professor Reuven Feuerstein Memorial Fund
All gifts will be used 100% for FIE workshop scholarships & instructor training
Professor Feuerstein (1921 - 2014) was the Founder and Chairman of the Feuerstein Institute. He was a clinical, developmental and cognitive psychologist renowned for his groundbreaking work in demonstrating that intelligence is not fixed but modifiable. In 1992, Professor Feuerstein was awarded the Israel Prize for Social Sciences. In 2012, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. For more than 50 years, and in over 80 countries, Professor Feuerstein's theories and applied systems have been implemented in both clinical and classroom settings. Professor Feuerstein's theory on the malleability of intelligence has led to more than 2,000 scientific research studies and countless case studies with various populations. Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) workshops provide educators and therapists with the ability to systematically develop the cognitive functioning of students and patients. Donate here.
Photo taken at NILD's 20th Anniversary conference (2002):
(from L to R) Miss Grace Mutzabaugh, Miss Deborah Zimmerman, Dr. Reuven Feuerstein, Dr. Archie Silver,
and Dr. Rosa Hagin.
new Executive Director
2014 Summer Course Schedule
West Coast Conference
in Seattle, WA, Oct 8-11
$50 Early Bird Savings deadline is Sept. 22 with entry into drawing for free course registration in Summer 2015.
25% discount for 3+ registrations in one transaction.
Provides educational therapists with training in administration, scoring and interpretation of numerous new WJ-IV
Incoming NILD director,
Kristin Barbour, M.Ed., CCC-SLP,is a contributor to Partnership for 21st Century Skills with
iRi (Reuven Feuerstein)
See her May 28 post.
Learn about the training and certification programs we offer. Find out how you can acquire the rewarding skills to make a difference in the lives of children with learning challenges.
Members - Read the 4th in our series of "Expert Speaks" articles - RTI, NILD and Christian Schools: Where Do the Pieces Fit?
Learning disabilities are not a life sentence, says Dr. Kathleen Hopkins in Suitcase - an award-winning documentary. It features two former NILD Ed Therapy students - Cary Brown, a college graduate who overcame autism and produced this documentary, and Jacob Luchtenburg.
2013-2014 membership licensure forms now available
Simplified ANNUAL REPORTING FORM
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