The International Dyslexia Association Accredits National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) and St. Joseph’s University Programs for Preparing Teachers of Reading

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) recently accredited St. Joseph’s University and National Institute for Learning Development (NILD). Programs accredited by IDA’s program review and accreditation initiative are aligned with IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS). Alignment with the KPS provides programs with a comprehensive standards-based reading preparation framework to guide the development of their curriculum.

“These programs have demonstrated their commitment to preparing teachers of reading by successfully completing the rigorous, systematic evaluation and refinement of their programs to ensure alignment with IDA’s standards for teachers of reading,” says IDA CEO Sonja Banks. “Programs accredited by IDA promote candidate mastery of the principles and practices of structured literacy, the best preparation teachers can have to teach reading to struggling readers, including those with dyslexia.” Successful applications are awarded IDA Program Accreditation for a period of five years from the date the decision letter is issued. For more information on this process and a list of accredited educator preparation programs, visit

“IDA thanks the program reviewers for their integral role in this process and congratulates St. Joseph’s University and National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) on joining the ranks of IDA accredited programs,” says Ms. Banks. “Your commitment to the educators of the future is an essential component of creating a future where everyone can read. “


About International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) provides the opportunity for all people who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences to have richer, more robust lives by providing access to the tools and resources they need. IDA’s home office, 44 branches in the United States and Canada, and 26 Global Partners provide educator training, publications, information, and support to help struggling readers around the world. IDA is the authoritative voice of current and reliable research and information to educate families and professionals about dyslexia and to inform the practice and policy changes needed to provide effective instruction for all people to learn to read. IDA has been serving individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field for more than 70 years. Its membership is composed of a global network of people with dyslexia, their families, educators, diagnosticians, physicians, researchers, and other professionals in the field. IDA provides publications and information and referral services to thousands of people each year, and its annual conference attracts thousands of researchers, clinicians, parents, teachers, psychologists, educational therapists, and people with dyslexia. Visit IDA at to learn more.

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