NILD Educational Therapy



We are excited to announce that our workshops and NILD Educational therapy courses are now

SACE accredited!

Course dates for 2022 are up!  See the dates below.



All courses are currently being held online on Zoom


Become a professionally NILD Certified Educational Therapist

Learn how to unlock student potential through an individualized, therapeutic approach.

The goal of NILD Educational Therapy® is to help students develop tools of independent learning in the classroom and in life. Believing that all students can learn and that the brain is open to modification at all stages of development, we provide direct and focused educational treatment for cognitive systems that are weak and vulnerable.

Attend our research-based, graduate-level training courses to become an NILD Educational Therapist.

NILD is always seeking to train more therapists to meet the high demand for educational therapy in schools and private practices worldwide.


NILD Educational Therapy Level 1 :

 Online 21st February to 20 March 2022 & Residency 27 March to 1 April 2022

Online 23 May to 19 June 2022 & Residency 26 June to 1 July 2022

NILD Educational Therapy Level 2 :

Online 29 August to 25 September  2022 & residency 3-7 October 2022

Online 24 October to 20 November 2022 & residency 2-6 January 2023

NILD Educational Therapy Level 3 :

Next course to be announced


Rx 4 Discovery Math :

12th and 13th March 2022.

5th and 6th November 2022. 

Rx for Discovery Reading :

18 & 25 to 27 February 2022

5 & 6 November 2022

Search and Teach Training :

28 to 31 March 2022.

3 to 6 October 2022.                                         

Rx for Discovery Writing :

12 & 13th March 2022.

5th & 6th November 2022.

Woodcock Johnson IV:


Become a member of NILD (for therapists)

We would love you to join our NILD community and offer some great benefits, news and special offers!

  • Paid-up members will be listed on the website (as Active or Non-active).
  • Students will be referred to them.
  • Paid-up members will be listed on the website (as Active, Non-active or Associate).
  • Students will be referred to them.
  • Paid-up members will be listed on the website (as Active, Non-active or Associate).
  • They will be allowed to attend Workshops, Mini-conferences and Area Support Groups.
  • They will receive communication from the PST regarding NILD-SA.
  • They will have access to libraries of CD’s, DVD’s and books. Copies of CD’s and DVD’s for each centre will be made available, and the Therapists can loan these at a cost of R10 per item. Each Area Support Group would run this facility like a book club.
NILD search and teach


International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) recognises the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) for meeting IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

A Word

From a Therapist

” It has been an inspiration to me as a therapist to see my pupil growing in confidence as his school work improves.  He enjoy his therapy sessions and responds well to the various techniques we have done.  “

Ann Briscoe
NILD Educational Therapist



Our News & Announcements

Adventures in Tele-practice

A personal reflection on being an NILD Educational Therapist during the Covid-19 Pandemic February 2021 Jacquie is a NILD Educational Therapist with 20-years experience, both within the school environment and in private practice.  She is a Director of NILD-SA and a...