Treating NVLD in Children

Professional Collaborations for Positive Outcomes
Author: Jessica Broitman,John M. Davis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461461790
Category: Psychology
Page: 366
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Children with nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD) have needs that can take many forms and may, over time, require consultation and collaboration with professionals from several fields. Given that multiple specialists may be involved in working with children with NVLD – as well as the array of treatment variables – even seasoned practitioners may find themselves in confusing situations. Treating NVLD in Children takes a developmental view of how the problems and needs of young people with nonverbal learning disabilities evolve and offers a concise guide for professionals who are likely to contribute to treatment. Expert practitioners across specialties in psychology, education, and rehabilitative therapy explain their roles in treatment, the decisions they are called on to make, and their interactions with other professionals. Collaborative interventions and teamwork are emphasized, as are transitions to higher learning, employment, and the adult world. Among the book’s key features are: A new four-subtype model of NVLD, with supporting research. A brief guide to assessment, transmitting results, and treatment planning. Chapters detailing the work of psychologists, therapists, coaches, and others in helping children with NVLD. Material specific to improving reading, writing, and mathematics. Overview of issues in emotional competency and independent living. An instructive personal account of growing up with NVLD. Treating NVLD in Children: Professional Collaborations for Positive Outcomes is a key resource for a wide range of professionals working with children, including school and clinical child psychologists; educational psychologists and therapists; pediatricians; social workers and school counselors; speech and language therapists; child and adolescent psychiatrists; and marriage and family therapists.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice
Author: John M. Davis,Jessica Broitman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441982131
Category: Psychology
Page: 128
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Although it has yet to be recognized by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD) in children are a growing concern. NVLD are receiving increased attention from researchers as well as from clinicians encountering these conditions in their young clients. At the same time, reliable information on effective interventions for NVLD has lagged behind this interest. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice offers a well-rounded understanding of NVLD, placing it within the context of other developmental disorders, most notably high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The most current genetic, environmental, and neurobiological theories of and research into the causes of NVLD (e.g., the “white matter model”), in-depth diagnostic methods, and quality interventions are examined. Using an evidence-based approach, this groundbreaking volume: Conceptualizes NVLD as a disorder with subtypes. Differentiates between diagnostic criteria for NVLD and Asperger’s Syndrome. Analyzes the co-occurrence of NVLD with other developmental disabilities and psychological disorders. Provides a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment model. Describes efficacious treatments and supports their empirical validation. Offers guidelines for sustaining treatment gains through effective collaboration of school personnel and family members. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children is a must-have reference for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in school and clinical child psychology, education, speech-language therapy, and other disciplines and professions involved in identifying and treating children with NVLD.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

A Clinical Perspective
Author: Joseph Palombo
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393704785
Category: Education
Page: 321
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A nonverbal learning disability (NLD) is a developmental disorder that impairs a person's capacity to perceive, express, and understand nonverbal (nonlinguistic) signs. The dysfunctions affect behaviors, social interactions, perceptions and feelings regarding oneself and others, and emerging personality patterns. NLD constrains an individual's capacity to function in a wide variety of domains, including the academic, social, emotional, and vocational. Parents and clinicians often have difficulty understanding and helping children and adolescents who are simultaneously cherished and whose functioning is hampered by the condition. Based on current neurobehavioral research, this book brings together perspectives drawn from the three major domains of knowledge about NLD—neurobehavioral, social, and intrapersonal. From the neurobehavioral perspective, Palombo provides a research-based phenomenological description of the NLD child's symptoms. From the social perspective, he presents the child's social context and how that contributes (in positive and negative ways) to the child's skills and deficits. From the intrapersonal perspective, he introduces the concept of mindsharing as basic to understand the development of the sense of self in children with NLD. In Part I, readers are introduced to NLD as it presents in the clinic with a review of the etiology and symptomatology of the syndrome reflected in a case study. The author then goes on to describe the neurobehavioral profile of NLD (including its psychological and social dimensions). In Part II the social perspective and intrapersonal aspect of NLD are considered. Palombo describes the impact of the syndrome on social functioning, social communication, and emotional functioning. At the close of this part, readers find a clear articulation of the four NLD subtypes. The intrapersonal area is addressed in Part III where Palombo presents the concept of mindsharing—i.e., the ability of one person to both know and feel what another person is experiencing. Because they lack a capacity for mindsharing, children and adolescents affected by the syndrome often fail not only a social and emotional connection with others but also experience a lack of cohesion in their own sense of self. Finally, in Part IV, Palombo presents a therapeutic approach to working with youth with NLD. Drawing together the various clinical insights from earlier in the book, these last chapters synthesize the material and highlight the most important aspects so as to best guide the treatment of children and adolescents. Addressed to clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other psychotherapists, this book is a fund of knowledge and clinical wisdom for working with youth with NLD. It offers an overarching paradigm relevant to all professionals and parents alike as they care for effected children and adolescents.

A Special Kind of Brain

Living with Nonverbal Learning Disability
Author: Nancy Burger
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424427
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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Sharing the experience of bringing up a child with nonverbal learning disability (NLD), this warm and accessible book offers advice on subjects ranging across diagnosis and therapy, children's interaction with each other, suitable activities for a child with NLD and how to discuss NLD with children. An essential guide, this book will reassure, advise and inform parents and professionals who work with children with NLD.

Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Understanding and Coping with NLD and Asperger's - What Parents and Teachers Need to Know
Author: Rondalyn Varney Whitney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399534676
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 324
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A pediatric occupational therapist offers a close-up study of Nonverbal Learning Disorder, describing its symptoms and impact on the lives of its young victims, and offers parents of children suffering from NLD valuable updated advice and information on diagnosing the disorder, finding a therapist, designing a workable treatment program, and more. Reprint.

Diagnosing Learning Disorders, Second Edition

A Neuropsychological Framework
Author: Bruce F. Pennington
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237861
Category: Education
Page: 355
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From a trusted expert in the field, this authoritative work provides an accessible overview of what learning disorders are, how they develop, and how to diagnose and treat them effectively. The author presents the most current neuroscientific knowledge on a range of conditions, including dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and others. Practitioners gain vital insights and tools for making sense of children's impairments and strengths, collecting and interpreting diagnostic data from a variety of sources, and linking diagnosis to evidence-based interventions. The second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to reflect significant clinical and research advances. New to This Edition *Covers additional disorders: intellectual disability, mathematics disorder, and developmental coordination disorder, plus a chapter on less well-validated disorders. *New case illustrations and a focus on empirically based practice. *Now grounded in a multiple cognitive-deficit model of learning disorders, replacing the prior edition's modular, single-deficit model. *An illuminating chapter on controversial therapies separates myths from facts.

Medical and Educational Perspectives on Nonverbal Learning Disability in Children and Young Adults


Author: Barbara Rissman
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466695404
Category: Education
Page: 404
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A Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) is a serious and complex developmental disability that persists into adulthood. Children and young adults affected face many difficulties not experienced by those with a language-based learning disability. Diagnosis of NLD is often difficult because fluent speech usually coexists with functional deficits that, if not identified and managed, can adversely affect developmental and educational achievement, and the young personâe(tm)s social and emotional well-being through the lifespan. Medical and Educational Perspectives on Nonverbal Learning Disability in Children and Young Adults is a comprehensive reference source for emerging research into the identification and diagnosis of a Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD), as well as intervention for those affected. Featuring in-depth coverage of a variety of topics relating to NLD indicators, the disabilityâe(tm)s manifestation over time, and the dilemmas faced by caregivers and professionals, this publication is a critical resource for educators, medical professionals, allied health professionals, and disability service providers whose role includes advocacy and provision of appropriate support for those affected.

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

A Common-sense Guide for Parents and Professionals
Author: Maggie Mamen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105934
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 176
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This guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present. Maggie Mamen provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behaviour, self-regulation and organization.

Different Learners

Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Your Child's Learning Problems
Author: Jane M. Healy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439170207
Category: Education
Page: 416
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"My child is having trouble in school. What should I do?" When parents are told that their child is having difficulty in school, they often don’t know where to turn for reliable information and advice. They may be confused by conflicting claims of "cures" or may mistakenly think that, because some learning problems are genetically based, they can do nothing to help. Even the terminology of learning disorders is confusing: dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, NVLD, executive function disorder—what are all these conditions, how do they differ from one another and, most important, what practical steps should parents and teachers take to remedy the situation? This comprehensive, practical guide to children’s learning problems should be the first resource parents and teachers reach for when a child shows signs of difficulty in academic, social, or behavioral learning. Drawing on her decades of experience, educator Jane Healy offers understandable explanations of the various types of learning disorders. She distills the latest scientific research on brains, genes, and learning as she explains how to identify problems—even before they are diagnosed—and how to take appropriate remedial action at home, at school, and in the community. Today’s fast-paced, stressed-out culture is hazardous to growing minds, says Healy, and a growing "epidemic" of children’s disorders is the result. Different Learners offers a complete program not only for treating the child, but also for making more beneficial lifestyle choices at home and improving teaching techniques at school. It shows parents and caregivers how to prevent some learning difficulties from ever happening in the first place. It explains how to have your child evaluated if necessary, and, if a problem is found, how to evaluate various treatments. Different Learners explains how medications for attention and learning work in the brain and why they should not be the first step in most treatment programs. It shows how schools can actually worsen a child’s learning difficulties and how to make sure this doesn’t happen to your child. It even offers a program for "brain-cleaning" that will help any child perform better in school. Jane Healy draws on stories of real children to offer sympathetic as well as practical advice for children—and parents—who are struggling in an overstressed environment. She provides reassurance that parents and teachers can have dramatically positive effects on every child’s ability to learn.

The Misunderstood Child, Fourth Edition

Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities
Author: Larry B. Silver, M.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307557995
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 448
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The fully revised and updated must-have resource to help you become a supportive and assertive advocate for your child In print for more than twenty years, The Misunderstood Child has become the go-to reference guide for families of children with learning disorders. This newly revised edition provides the latest research and new and updated content, including: • How to identify and address specific disabilities, from dyslexia to sensory integration disorder • New information on the genetics of learning disorders • Expanded sections on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) • The most recent neurological discoveries about how the brain functions in children with learning disabilities • Insights about other neurological disorders common among individuals with learning disabilities, such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anger-control problems, depression, and tic disorders • Resources, Web sites, and organizations that can aid the treatment process and offer support for both parent and child From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities


Author: Cesare Cornoldi,Irene C. Mammarella,Jodene Goldenring Fine
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462527590
Category: Psychology
Page: 202
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Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are being diagnosed with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), yet clinicians and educators have few scientific resources to guide assessment and intervention. This book presents up-to-date knowledge on the nature of NLD and how to differentiate it from DSM-5 disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder. Effective strategies for helping K-12 students and their families address the challenges of NLD in and outside of the classroom are illustrated with vivid case material. The authors thoughtfully consider controversies surrounding NLD, discuss why the diagnosis is not included in the current DSM and ICD classification systems, and identify important directions for future research.

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome Or Non-verbal Learning Disability

Stories and Strategies
Author: Yvona Fast
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843107668
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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Most people with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder or AS are underemployed. This book sets out to change this. With practical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment mine field.

Understanding Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing in Children

Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals
Author: Pratibha Reebye,Aileen Stalker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105217
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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"This concise book is a valuable source of information for those who assess, educate and parent children with regulation disorders."--BOOK JACKET.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home

A Parent's Guide
Author: Pamela B. Tanguay,Byron P. Rourke
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853029400
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 267
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This book explores the problems children with NLD may face, and provides strategies for parents to help them cope and grow, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years. The author provides solutions to the everyday challenges of the disorder, from early warning signs and self-care issues to social skills and personal safety.

When the Brain Can't Hear

Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder
Author: Teri James Bellis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743428644
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 368
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Profiles and explores APD, a hearing form of dyslexia in which the brain cannot process sound, delineating its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for child and adult sufferers while noting the prevalence of the condition's misdiagnosis. Reprint.

Will I Ever Fit In?

The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Adult Dyssemia
Author: Stephen Nowicki,Marshall P. Duke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780743202596
Category: Psychology
Page: 241
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A guide to overcoming dyssemia provides a step-by-step approach that will teach how to recognize nonverbal communication problems, get along in groups and at work, and know when to back-off dead-end relationships.

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities


Author: Jane Utley Adelizzi,Diane B. Goss
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897723
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Offers advice to parents of children with learning disabilities to help them provide the personal and academic support their children need to learn and thrive.

Special and Gifted Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522500359
Category: Education
Page: 2429
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Diverse learners with exceptional needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them to develop socially and intellectually in a way that traditional pedagogical practice is unable to fulfill. As educational technologies and theoretical approaches to learning continue to advance, so do the opportunities for exceptional children. Special and Gifted Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an exhaustive compilation of emerging research, theoretical concepts, and real-world examples of the ways in which the education of special needs and exceptional children is evolving. Emphasizing pedagogical innovation and new ways of looking at contemporary educational practice, this multi-volume reference work is ideal for inclusion in academic libraries for use by pre-service and in-service teachers, graduate-level students, researchers, and educational software designers and developers.