What Is Educational Therapy?

NILD Educational Therapy stimulates areas of weakness through individualized and intensive intervention.

It addresses areas of weakness in processing, memory, attention, oral and written language, reading, spelling and math. It helps develop efficient, accurate thinking, teaching ‘how to learn’ rather than ‘what to learn’. As competence and confidence improve students are able to succeed in their classroom and in life as independent learners.

A therapy session goes beyond tutoring. With a combined neurodevelopmental and cognitive approach, students will:

  • improve their ability to think more clearly
  • improve their test scores
  • and most importantly, learn ‘how to learn’

This individualized program allows each student to learn at his/her own pace, yet be challenged to develop core academic skills and higher order thinking skills. The therapy sessions are full of activities that stimulate and activate the executive functions of the brain.

NILD Educational Therapy® treats the underlying causes of learning difficulties rather than simply treating the symptoms.

The goal of NILD Educational Therapy® is to help students develop the tools of independent learning in the classroom which then transcends into all areas of their lives.

Students are taught by educational therapists, who are trained specifically in NILD methodology and receive on-going training and supervision. Therapists can work as part of a school resource team, in a learning centre or in their own private practice.