Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Nonverbal Learning Disorder

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A special-needs guide that ?comes to the rescue?( Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child) of those who struggle with an increasingly common condition. Millions of children suffer from Nonverbal Learning Disorder, a neurological deficit that prevents them from understanding nonverbal cues like tone of voice and facial expressions. Though they can be exceptionally bright and articulate, these children often have difficulty in social situations, and can become depressed, withdrawn, or anxious. In this revised edition, Rondalyn Varney Whitney? a pediatric occupational therapist and the parent of a child with NLD?offers practical solutions, the latest information, and all-new activities that will help parents put their child on the path to a happy, fulfilling life. Topics include: ? Getting a diagnosis ? Developing a treatment plan ? Helping your child make friends ? Dealing with setbacksLiving with a child who has a nonverbal learning disorder typically means having to endure long monologues. ... We try to make our responses very concrete and to give him specific instructions to follow. ... I know that if he is at a movie with a friend, he will not leave his seat to go buy candy unless his friend or the grown-up in charge goes with him, and he will not ask the grown-up to buy him popcorn.

Title:Nonverbal Learning Disorder
Author:Rondalyn Varney Whitney
Publisher:Penguin - 2008-12-02


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