Tag Archives: learning disabilities

Survey Says…

Survey Reveals Significant Emotional and Social Gains for Students with Learning Disabilities Parents, teachers and therapists will tell you that students with Learning Disabilities also struggle with organization, emotional regulation, attention and focus. In fact, students themselves will tell you that they struggle with these skills in addition to anxiety, low self-esteem and motivation. NILD […]

Exercise is Good for the Brain!

Just as our bodies benefit from movement and exercise, so do our brains! Exercise is not only beneficial for our bodies to be fit and our hearts to be healthy, but for our brains to function more efficiently as well. Exercise has significant effects on the brain in helping it be ready to think and […]

5 Reasons to Attend NILD Canada’s Annual Conference

In this day of podcasts, webinars, and social media, why would an educator take the time to attend an educators’ conference? Furthermore, why would educators or parents choose NILD Canada’s Annual Conference? 5 Reasons to Attend the Conference Connect personally with our guest speakers: Dr. Steve Sider, Ph.D and r. Kimberly Maich, PhD, OCT, BCBA. This is […]

Interview with Two Education Experts – NILD Conference Guest Speakers

We are delighted to have Dr. Christina Belcher and Shari Pyle speaking at our upcoming conference: Engaging the Mind for Cognitive Change, April 21, 22, 2017 at Tyndale University College, Toronto, ON. Both of these guest speakers draw on a wealth of experience in the field of education and are excited to share their knowledge […]

Christmas is coming!

Have you looked at your calendars lately? Christmas is coming! I absolutely love the Christmas holidays, just ask anyone in my family! I love the spirit, the decorations, the smells, time with family, and the time to focus on the most meaningful things. Our family has many traditions that I just love and we have […]

Educators Train in NILD Educational Therapy

*This is PART 4 of a 4-part series “HELP AND HOPE for Struggling Students” The IEP student list seems to be growing. Is it true that more and more students are requiring extra help? Educators are expected to provide more specialized programming for their students. But, do teachers, educators, and resource teachers have the training […]

Teachers Look for Support in their Classrooms

*This is PART 3 of a 4-part series “HELP AND HOPE for Struggling Students” The job of teaching has changed dramatically since the one-room school house – grouping students by age, classroom sizes, ever changing curriculum guidelines, added extra curricular activities…the list goes on and on. But, on top of this ever changing role came […]

What Does Special Education Look Like in International Contexts?

We had the privilege of having Dr. Steve Sider, from Wilfred Laurier University, speak to us at our Spring Conference. His vast experience as a classroom teacher, school administrator, special education teacher and consultant, and university professor helped us to see the big picture of serving students that learn differently. This week we are thrilled […]

Out with the OLD; In with the NEW

ANNOUNCING…our NEW website launch! As we approach the final days and weeks of 2015, we, at NILD Canada, say good-bye to our old website and welcome the new improved version. We are so excited to present our new mobile friendly site with simple navigation. You will see that the new site explains what we do […]

Anxiety and Learning Disabilities

Have you ever noticed a child looking worried and anxious in the regular classroom day to day activities. They might be sitting off in a corner by themselves, or may be causing some disruption as a way of working off their anxiety. Often children who have learning disabilities also suffer from anxiety. If a disability has […]