NILD Educational Therapy Level III Course

Level III develops mastery skills and provides an in-depth study of mediation, cognitive functions and information processing within NILD Educational Therapy® techniques.Participants will continue to explore the usage of psychological and educational assessments, which reveal patterns of cognitive strengths and weaknesses and gain a comprehensive understanding of Level I & II techniques.


Regent University Syllabus – Graduate Credit

Southeastern University Syllabus – Graduate Credit

  • Consists of four weeks of online work followed by one week of classroom instruction (residency). Note that the online portion of the course is hosted by NILD, with graduate credit options at Regent University and Southeastern University (SEU).  Both universities also offer Master’s Degree Programs in NILD Educational Therapy which do require a separate enrollment process (click the link for more information).
  • Through NILD’s range of courses and workshops, you can obtain continuing education credits as you seek to meet the needs of your students. Additionally, NILD Level I, II, and III courses can put you on track for becoming a Professionally Certified NILD Educational Therapist (PCET)! Click here for steps to certification.
  • Click on the above links to access the course syllabus. If your course is hosted by SEU then use the SEU version of the syllabus. Please read the syllabus carefully as there are required textbooks and materials that must be purchased through NILD and others that are only available from third parties.
  • Daily schedule for residency (classroom instruction) week for all NILD Level I courses held in the United States is 8am – 5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am – 12pm on Friday. Please note that the online and residency components for each course location can not be separated and matched with online or residency components of other locations.

This course will equip the educational therapist to more effectively implement NILD techniques by having an understanding of cognitive functions, cognitive modifiability, and mediated learning.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Evaluate the 5 core techniques in the light of cognitive functions
2. Demonstrate competency in the Level II techniques
3. Develop language competencies in students by using techniques that utilize reading comprehension and written expression
4. Incorporate cognitive function development within NILD educational therapy techniques
5. Refine diagnostic and prescriptive competency
6. Refine questioning skills to stimulate oral language
7. Further develop the skills of pacing, transitions, and application of mediated learning
8. Articulate an understanding of the theoretical constructs that underlie NILD Educational Therapy®

  • Minimum of 100 student contact hours within the last year
  • Successful completion of Levels I and II (within the last three (3) years)
  • Successful completion of the Woodcock-Johnson IV training
  • Proof of attendance to at least one (1) NILD regional conference in the last year
  • Proof of attendance to at least two (2) NILD or related field webinars
  • Course textbooks and materials are required (see syllabus for more information)
  • Pre-Assignments: None.

June 21, 23, 28, 30 July 2 • EST = Online begins May 24

July 19, 21, 26, 28, 30 • PST = Online begins June 21

August 2, 4, 9, 11, 13 • SEU Grad Credit Only – EST = Online begins June 30