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I teach at a private school, and we're very interested in starting a basic Special Ed program. I have an increasing interest in working with children with learning disabilities, and it has been suggested that I go through NILD's program. Is anyone familiar with this program? How does it compare with a Master's in Special Ed? If I like working with LD children as much as I think I will, then I would certainly pursue my Master's in the future. NILD would just be my starting point for now.

Any information/opinions about this program would be appreciated!

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DARIN 06-23-2011 01:21 PM

My daughter's life was changed by this program. It took her 5 years to make it through-very intense therapy. She struggled greatly in her primary grades, went through the training and graduated at the TOP of her class thanks to God and this program. The program is for average to above average kids that have deficiencies in connections within the brain. Special ed as I understand covers and broad range. NILD is more narrow as I understand it. I wouldn't look at NILD as a starting point, however. It's the best thing I have seen out there.

Lgil 11-05-2010 04:16 AM

If you are interested in working with children with various "learning difference" then NILD is the place to start. You do not get the type of training that is gotten in the NILD program in a normal master's degree program. The NILD program is based on current and past brain research with a firm foundation in identifying and understanding the basis of any special education issue while the majority of master's programs are based on telling you what to do. The problem becomes when the doing that is supposed to work doesn't. With my training in the NILD therapies, I have been able to offer parents a huge amount of insight that I never was able to offer before my training in the NILD program.
The NILD program is specifically geared to be a one-on-one therapy program, but the basic knowledge and philosophy of the program is very adaptable to small group intervention.
Very worth going to the conference, at least, to check things out.

REDTH 07-07-2009 06:40 PM

You could look at the local Christian schools for a therapist or you could for on NILD.org and request a therapist and they will set you up with one in your area. God Bless you for your adoption and commitment.

Valerie Wise 03-31-2009 08:32 AM

Hello,

Am looking for an Educational NILD therapist in SW Florida. We have a 13 year old son with Severe Dyslexia, adopted from a Russian Orphanage 5 years ago.

Looking for a 3-5 year committment with additional tutoring etc, so that he might turn the page and move forward with his Reading and Spelling.

Many Thank,

V. Wise

Ed. Therapist 06-29-2008 05:51 PM

I have been an NILD educational therapist for 19 years. If you truly want to make a difference in the lives of learning disabled children, I would encourage you to further investigate NILD. I have a doctorate in education, and can confidently tell you that I have learned more about about learning and the brain through this organization than in all of my graduate courses. NILD would encourage you to go ahead and pursue your Master's degree; but you would also learn tons through their training and conferences.

LKillian 01-30-2008 03:01 PM

I am not certified in NILD, but have taken two of the three required courses to work in the program. I did this for five years at a Christian school in Cola., SC called Ben Lippen. Two of my sons were in the program for 2 1/2 years each. (It was very expensive; cost was almost equal to regular tuition in the school.) It was very beneficial for one of them, but not so much for the other one. It is a very good program. You could inquire w/ Ben Lippen to get more info. I don't know their website address. Gotta go...the training is excellent for anyone going into special ed. LKillian

floridagirl 01-09-2008 12:40 PM

This is the type of response I was looking for.

spedchic 01-02-2008 12:47 PM

I looked at the NILD website because I was surprised I had never heard of it. I completed my Master of Art in Teaching in the area of Special Education last year. I was working with my professors as a grant assistant while I completed my degree and thought I had heard of every program out there. I think I understand now, why I have not heard of NILD.


Briefly, it seems like a program that is specifically tailored to a certain category of students. I think that this program, (as stated in the "About us" section,) is focused towards students with Learning Disabilities. This may be the population of students whom your school is attempting to provide services for, but in my experience in public schools, there are many students that have more than one issue and need.

If you want information on getting a thorough background in special education, you may want to attend some conferences or look into the Council for Exceptional Children, or the National Association of Special Educators for some feedback before choosing such a specifically focused program.

floridagirl 12-13-2007 01:54 PM

I teach at a private school, and we're very interested in starting a basic Special Ed program. I have an increasing interest in working with children with learning disabilities, and it has been suggested that I go through NILD's program. Is anyone familiar with this program? How does it compare with a Master's in Special Ed? If I like working with LD children as much as I think I will, then I would certainly pursue my Master's in the future. NILD would just be my starting point for now.

Any information/opinions about this program would be appreciated!




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