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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 […]

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 […]

Modelling Reading

SHARING the LOVE of READING! Modelling behaviour, such as reading, is important in the world of humans as well as in nature. Recently, on a beautiful fall hike through the forest, I saw a young deer with his ears alert, listening for danger. He was foraging around choosing the best leaves, as taught by his […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unobtrusive Mourning Doves and Making a Change

We have a community of unobtrusive and content mourning doves in our backyard. They are generally quiet other than their low coos, very plain looking next to the vibrant male cardinal, and generally very unobtrusive. I’ve never thought about them too much, other than musing about their peaceful demeanour.  A classroom is much like a […]

FANTASTIC FEBRUARY FUN

February is a short month, but it’s a punchy one! It is filled with special days to spark interest in learning, in the classroom, the special education room, or at home. It starts with the wily groundhog, coming out of its burrow on February 2 to predict how soon spring will come. Who, but the […]

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 […]