Tag Archives: students

How NILD Educational Therapy Helps Dyslexia

Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people. Do you or a loved one have dyslexia? Statistics show that 1 in 10 people suffer with dyslexia. Those are very high odds. What is life like when you struggle to read every day? As an NILD Educational Therapist, I already knew that our therapy program was beneficial for […]

Tutoring? Educational Therapy? What’s the difference?

Enjoy today’s guest post by one of our therapists, Lindsey Koppert. I have always been passionate about helping struggling learners. As a former classroom teacher and tutor, I was always frustrated that I couldn’t really help the students who needed my help the most. No matter how much extra time I spent tutoring them, they […]

Interview with Lorri Wilke | Rx for Writing Instructor

NILD Canada is eager to welcome Lorri Wilke, an instructor from NILD U.S., for our first Canadian Rx for Writing Course. This course will be offered the day before our Annual Conference begins.  Listen in to our interview with Lorri about her experience as a therapist and as an English teacher. Interview with Lorri Wilke […]

Why I chose to train as an Educational Therapist

Enjoy today’s guest post by one of our therapists, Naomi Cunningham. I learned about NILD Educational Therapy when I was in a brain development class, while doing my Honours Bachelor of Child Development. As I listened, a light switched on for me, Educational Therapy made total sense! Based on research in brain plasticity, I was passionate about […]

“Oh, It’s Time for my Therapy Session!”

(This is a fictional account, but based on reality, of a boy in grade seven we’ll call “Jack”. The blog is written from his point of view as a student in his third year of educational therapy sessions.) Hi! I’m Jack! I am a 12 year old boy who enjoys taking things apart and I do […]

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 […]

How a Conference Can Inspire Your Curiosity

Have you ever come home from a conference and been so inspired you can’t wait to get back into the classroom, your special education room, or your therapy station? A Professional Conference is great for stimulating your thinking, inspiring your curiosity, and creating dialogue with other educators and therapists. Recently I attended the National Institute […]

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 […]

Flying Around with Words

Painters work with colour and form – Musicians work with sounds, rhythms – Poets work with words. Words are hard to pin down – they slither away from you, yet they are the best way we have of convening ideas, thoughts and emotions. (Bill Moore – Words that Taste Good) Teachers, educational therapists, and anyone […]

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 […]