Non Verbal Learning Disorder
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“The effects of nonverbal learning disabilities on a child’s social and emotional development. 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.” Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Clinical Perspective by Joseph Palombo
I. Nonverbal learning disability symptoms:
There are many nonverbal learning disability symptoms that surface in children. Some symptoms, or signs, present themselves in early childhood. The earlier a problem is recognized, the sooner an intervention can be made. This allows for a better prognosis. Often, a developmental lag is not considered a symptom of a learning disability until a child is much older and attending school, which wastes precious treatment time. By noticing if a toddler or preschooler is not meeting normal developmental milestones, you can get ahead of the game by having your child evaluated further. You know your child better than anyone else does, so if you think there is a problem, even though a professional might tell you there isn’t one, it doesn’t hurt to get a second opinion.
When the learning disability is not diagnosed early-on, parents are often surprised to find out that their bright and imaginative child is struggling in school. They are shocked when their child receives a low score on a standardized test or a progress report comes home indicating their child is underachieving or not working up to their full potential. Nonverbal learning disability symptoms: Signs Frequent nonverbal learning disability symptoms surface at various stages of the developmental process. Signs that appear in preschool include: delay in understanding or using spoken language; difficulty understanding simple instructions; lengthy pauses before naming objects and colors; limited awareness or interest in books; difficulty coloring or drawing; problems with motor coordination; short attention span (won’t sit through one storybook). Symptoms in school-age children may consist of: difficulty understanding and following instructions; trouble remembering what someone just told them; failing to master reading, spelling, writing, and math skills and therefore failing schoolwork; difficulty telling the difference between “right” and “left;” problems identifying words or a tendency to reverse letters, numbers or words; lacking motor coordination when walking, playing sports, holding a pencil or trying to tie a shoelace; frequently losing or misplacing homework, schoolbooks or other items; unable to understand the concept of time (confused by the difference between “yesterday,” “today,” and “tomorrow.” Nonverbal Learning Disorder & Depression X Stephen Saylor Stephen Saylor is a bilingual educator and translator who has been writing since 2005. He has contributed articles to websites such as rockeros.net and XtremeMusic. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in education from San Diego State University. By Stephen Saylor, eHow Contributor Read more: Nonverbal Learning Disorder & Depression | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/way_5689973_nonverbal-learning-disorder-_amp_-depression.html#ixzz2LNGeB3Q7
Nonverbal learning disorder is a learning disorder that has many traits commonly associated with Asperger’s syndrome. Like those with Asperger’s syndrome, children with nonverbal learning disorder usually start to talk around 2 years of age (the age at which speech normally develops). They often have excellent memorization skills needed for reading and spelling. Also, they share a desire to form relationships but often fail because of poor social skills. But these conditions are not the same. Children with nonverbal learning disorder have some distinguishing characteristics. A hallmark trait of the disorder is difficulty learning from the visual environment. Although they are poor visual learners, children with nonverbal learning disorder often excel at remembering information they hear. Children with Asperger’s syndrome are also good at remembering information they hear. Children with nonverbal learning disorder often have difficulty with math, because math is often explained in a visual context and these children lack nonverbal reasoning skills. While many people with Asperger’s syndrome have nonverbal learning disorder, not all do. Likewise, many people with nonverbal learning disorder do not have Asperger’s syndrome. Although these disorders are separate, they both involve similar differences in processing information and those affected may benefit from the same types of treatment.