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.

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.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Learning Disabilities

Assessing Learning Needs of Children and Adolescents
Author: H. Kent Wilson,Ellen B. Braaten
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319986430
Category: Medical
Page: 267
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This book connects experts in the field of child assessment to provide child psychiatrists with knowledge in evaluation and educational programming. The book provides a review of the latest science behind: common learning disabilities, including etiology and guidelines for assessment/diagnosis; neurodevelopmental disorders, like learning disabilities, ADHD; psychiatric disorders in childhood such as mood and anxiety disorders; and impact learning and development protocols. The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Learning Disabilities evaluates the interventions that are effective in addressing these learning challenges in the context of multiple factors in a way that no other current text does. Special topics such as special education law and managing the needs of transitional age youth allow psychiatrists to support their patients’ and their families as they navigate the system. By offering a better understanding the learning needs of their patients, this texts gives readers the tools to consult with families and educators regarding how to address the learning needs of their patients at school and in other settings. The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Learning Disabilities is a vital took for child psychiatrists, students, assessment professionals, and other professionals studying or working with children suffering from learning disabilities.

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.

Durch die gläserne Tür - Lebensbericht einer Autistin


Author: Temple Grandin
Publisher: Verlag Rad und Soziales
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 187
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Der große amerikanische Kinoerfolg „Rain Man“ erzählt die Geschichte des Autisten Raymond mit anrührender Unmittelbarkeit und unpathetischer Leichtigkeit. Ebenso eindringlich und geradeaus ist die Geschichte der Autistin Temple Grandin, die übrigens mithalf, „Rain Man“ - Hauptdarsteller Dustin Hoffman auf seine anspruchsvolle Rolle vorzubereiten. Aus ihrer außergewöhnlichen Perspektive schildert Temple Grandin ihren zähen Kampf gegen die bizarren Symptome des Autismus: etwa das Unvermögen, ihre Bewegungen zu kontrollieren, die Besessenheit mit einer Beschäftigung, ihre Geräuschempfindlichkeit, die Überreiztheit ihres Nervensystems überhaupt, oder ihre anfängliche totale Unfähigkeit, mittels Sprache oder auch nur Körperkontakt eine Verbindung zur Außenwelt herzustellen - obwohl sie gerade dies sehnlichst wünschte. Dass es ihr schließlich dennoch glückte, sich aus ihrem gläsernen Gefängnis zu befreien, verdankt sie ihrem eigenen Erfindungsreichtum: Sie konstruierte einen Apparat, mit dessen Hilfe sie körperliche Berührung zulassen, aber auch kontrollieren konnte. Diese „Zaubermaschine“ wie auch die liebevolle Zuwendung einiger weniger Menschen öffneten ihr den Weg durch die gläserne Tür in die reale Welt.

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.

Different Learners

Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Your Child's Learning Problems
Author: Jane M. Healy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416556427
Category: Education
Page: 416
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Analyzes the rise in learning disabilities among school-age children while counseling parents and educators on how to solve specific problems, arguing that environmental factors are responsible for most learning disabilities.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Principles & Practices, Fourth Edition
Author: Michael A. Alexander, MD,Dennis J. Matthews, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1935281658
Category: Medical
Page: 260
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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Thoroughly updated and expanded, the new edition of the classic comprehensive reference on pediatric rehabilitation brings together specialists from the various wings of the pediatric rehabilitation community. This market-leading text covers everything from basic examination and psychological assessment to electrodiagnosis, therapeutic exercise, orthotics and assistive devices, and in-depth clinical management of the full range of childhood disabilities and injuries. Features include: Expanded new edition of Dr. Gabriella Molnars pioneering pediatric rehabilitation text Comprehensive coverage of all areas, with up-to-date information on therapy, exercise physiology, CAM, cancer, obesity, and joint replacement Clinical emphasis throughout Multi-specialty expert authorship

Social Competence in Children


Author: Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387713663
Category: Psychology
Page: 300
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In this book, readers will discover a developmental view of social functioning in children at different stages. Chapters are based in transactional theory in that the environment plays a role in the development of social competence skills as well as the biological contributions the child brings to his/her experiences. The familial and school contributions to social understanding are discussed in this volume.

Scheißschlau

Wie eine gesunde Darmflora unser Hirn fit hält
Author: David Perlmutter
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 3641182883
Category: Cooking
Page: 368
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Hinter jedem fitten Geist steht ein starker Darm Hirntraining mal anders: Der Neurologe und Bestsellerautor Dr. David Perlmutter zeigt anhand neuester wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse, dass eine gesunde Darmflora uns vor Konzentrationsproblemen und Allergien und sogar vor schweren neurologischen Erkrankungen wie Alzheimer schützen kann. Schon mit wenigen einfachen Maßnahmen können Sie Ihre Aussicht auf geistige Gesundheit und ein langes, erfülltes Leben deutlich verbessern.

Linkes - rechtes Gehirn


Author: Sally P. Springer,Georg Deutsch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783827403667
Category:
Page: 360
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Seit vor rund 150 Jahren erstmals funktionelle Unterschiede zwischen den beiden HAlften des menschlichen Gehirns erkannt wurden, hat dieses PhAnomen zahlreiche psychologische, verhaltensbiologische, neurophysiologische und biochemische Untersuchungen angeregt. Die Ergebnisse sind faszinierend - und oft verwirrend. Als verlAAlicher FA1/4hrer durch die vielen Facetten der HemisphArenforschung hat sich das Lehrbuch von Sally Springer und Georg Deutsch bewAhrt. Auch in der nun vorliegenden vierten Auflage liefert es wieder einen umfassenden Aoeberblick A1/4ber die Entwicklung und den aktuellen Stand der Erkenntnisse und Konzepte in diesem spannenden Forschungsfeld. Die Autoren haben die Inhalte ihres Buches im Lichte der wachsenden Bedeutung der kognitiven Neurowissenschaft reorganisiert, aktualisiert und ergAnzt. Alte und neue Befunde aus der Neuropsychologie, der Kognitionspsychologie sowie der modernen Untersuchung von GehirnaktivitAten durch bildgebende Verfahren sind zu einem umfassenden Gesamtbild integriert. Gerade die Bewertung der Einsatzbereiche und Aussagekraft von Techniken des "Neuroimaging" wie PET, SPECT, fMRI, EEG und MEG gewinnt zunehmend an Bedeutung. Eine erweiterte Darstellung erfahren auch die Unterschiede in der HemisphArenasymmetrie zwischen Individuen, die Rolle von Sexualhormonen sowie die ReprAsentation von Sprache im Gehirn und das vieldiskutierte Problem des BewuAtseins. Die Markenzeichen der frA1/4heren Auflagen - Ausgewogenheit, Klarheit, VerstAndlichkeit - prAgen auch dieses ”lesenswerte Buch, das den Leser A1/4beraus spannend A1/4ber Anatomie und Lateralisierung des Gehirns informiert

Die Tribute von Panem. Gefährliche Liebe


Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH
ISBN: 3862741400
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 432
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Für wen wird Katniss sich entscheiden? Grandios: der zweite Teil der "Panem"-Trilogie! Seitdem Katniss und Peeta sich geweigert haben, einander in der Arena zu töten, werden sie vom Kapitol als Liebespaar durch das ganze Land geschickt. Doch da ist auch noch Gale, der Jugendfreund von Katniss. Und mit einem Mal weiß sie nicht mehr, was sie wirklich fühlt - oder fühlen darf. Als immer mehr Menschen in ihr und Peeta ein Symbol des Widerstands sehen, geraten sie alle in große Gefahr. Und Katniss muss sich entscheiden - zwischen Peeta und Gale, zwischen Freiheit und Sicherheit, zwischen Leben und Tod ... Die Fortsetzung des Bestsellers "Die Tribute von Panem - Tödliche Spiele". Vielfach ausgezeichnet und auf allen US-Bestsellerlisten.

Executive Function in Education, Second Edition

From Theory to Practice
Author: Lynn Meltzer
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462534554
Category: Education
Page: 396
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This groundbreaking volume, now revised and updated, has given thousands of educators and clinicians a deeper understanding of executive function (EF) processes in typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The book elucidates how PreK?12 students develop such key capacities as goal setting, organization, cognitive flexibility, working memory, and self-monitoring. Leading experts in education, neuroscience, and psychology explore the links between EF and academic performance and present practical applications for assessment and instruction. Exemplary practices for supporting students with EF difficulties in particular content areas--reading, writing, and math--are reviewed. ÿ New to This Edition *Expanded coverage of reading--chapters on recent fMRI research findings; working memory and reading; and self-regulation and reading comprehension. *Chapter on early childhood. *Chapter on embedding EF strategies in the curriculum *Updated throughout with a decade's worth of significant advances in research, theory, and educational best practices. ÿ See also Meltzer's authored book Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom, which provides easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. ÿ

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology


Author: Andrew S. Davis, PhD,Rik Carl D'Amato
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826157379
Category: Psychology
Page: 1400
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ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology

Angststörungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen


Author: Franz Borgwald
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640968980
Category: Psychology
Page: 15
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Psychologie - Entwicklungspsychologie, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „Angst ist ein Gefühlszustand, der gekennzeichnet ist durch negative Emotionen und körperliche Symptome von Anspannung. Der Begriff Angst leitet sich von dem lateinischen Wort „anxius“ ab und definiert einen Zustand von Erregung und Belastung.“ (ESSAU, Cecilia A., 2003) In der Wissenschaft wird die Angst in ihrer Ursache und Wirkung, sowohl gegenwärtig als auch zukunftsorientiert als eine komplexe Erfahrung verstanden. Sie äußert sich körperlich, kognitiv und im Verhalten. Angststörungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen sind ernstzunehmende Störungen. Es gibt unterschiedliche Risikofaktoren auf der familiären Ebene, der kognitiven Ebene und im Bereich unterschiedlicher Lebensereignisse. Mit Lebensereignissen sind Augenblicke gemeint, in denen das Kind oder der Jugendliche eine extreme negative Erfahrung gemacht hat. Aufgrund dieser unterschiedlichsten Risikofaktoren gilt es als Lehrer, eine Sensibilität für Symptome möglicher Angstreaktionen zu entwickeln. Kinder werden ihre Gefühle je nach Alter direkt oder indirekt beschreiben können. In jedem Fall gilt es, Beobachtungen mit den Eltern bzw. anderen Lehrern abzugleichen und eventuell einen Therapeuten zur Behandlung aufzusuchen. Durch die Klassifikationsmöglichkeiten nach DSM-III und ICD-10 ist es heute möglich, nach einer genauen Diagnose und einer dazu passenden Behandlung weitere Folgen und eine Verfestigung der jeweiligen Angststörung zu verhindern.

Overcoming Dyslexia in Children, Adolescent, and Adults


Author: Dale R. Jordan
Publisher: Pro Ed
ISBN: 9780890798799
Category: Education
Page: 417
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Jordan's book is a valuable tool for those who work with and educate individuals with dyslexia. Now in its third edition, Overcoming Dyslexia in Children, Adolescents, and Adults tells the story of dyslexia in a positive, hopeful way. Overcoming Dyslexia leads the reader through simple, clear descriptions of the learning and social patterns of students who are dyslexic. The book summarizes in easy-to-understand language what science knows today about the causes of the different forms of dyslexia. All forms of dyslexia are described in detail. Illustrations of how dyslexia impacts classroom learning, social behavior, emotional maturity, job performance, and personal development are also provided. Chapter 1 summarizes remarkable new information about how genetic codes determine brain development and how differences in brain structure cause dyslexia. Chapter 2 explains the perceptual and emotional nature of dyslexia. Chapter 3 describes the problems of poor central vision for reading and attention deficit disorders that often exist beneath the surface of dyslexia. Chapters 4 through 6 describe the four most common subtypes of this learning difference: visual dyslexia, auditory dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Chapter 7 describes the emotions, feelings, and moods that trip up struggling learners with failure and low self-confidence. Chapter 8 tells about the nonverbal learning disabilities and social-emotional learning disabilities that often accompany dyslexia. Chapter 8 also presents strategies for developing effective social skills and learning to live independently. Chapter 9 tells dynamic victory stories of how eight prominent adults overcame dyslexic challenges in their lives. Finally, the appendices provide assessment techniques to help teachers and parents identify types of dyslexia, attention deficits, and other kinds of differences that make classroom learning and social success difficult for 20% of our population.