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More about NILD
Sometimes, it is easier to define something by what it is NOT. NILD Educational Therapy is NOT remedial teaching and it is NOT curriculum based. It is a proper and true therapy.
NILD stands for the National Institute of Learning Development. This Institute was established in 1982 in the USA and is an internationally recognised Institute. What makes NILD different is that NILD Educational Therapy was developed to treat assumed, underlying causes of learning disabilities rather than treating the symptoms. It is a true therapy in that it aims the intervention just above the students level of functioning and raises expectations for performance. Students are trained to view themselves as competent , confident learners. The goal of NILD Educational Therapy is to help students develop tools of independent learning in the classroom and in life.
The excerpt above is taken from the official website for all NILD therapists in South Africa, www.nildsa.co.za. Should you be interested in a NILD Educational Therapist and you are not in the Pretoria/Centurion/Midrand area, please visit this website and click on Educational Therapists. We have Educational Therapists practicing NILD Educational Therapy around South Africa.
NILD Educational Therapy is also unique in that it can be customised to each childs unique abilities and type of intelligence. The viewpoint of the therapist is that every child can succeed. The child is encouraged in therapy to develop skills and competencies. The NILD Therapist does not become a crutch to lean on but a stepping stone to higher ground.