Books on Nonverbal Learning Disability

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Burger, Nancy
Aimed at parents of children with non-verbal learning disability (NLD), it includes chapters on dealing with diagnosis, parenting, socialization and teaching social skills, NLD at school, discussing NLD with your child and seeking outside help.

Cooper, Barbara
Asperger's disorder is a common neuropsychiatric condition that affects children's abilities to understand and become involved in social interaction. When a child in your life struggles with Asperger's or Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD), developing social skills will be a particular challenge for him or her. This illustrated workbook--written by the founders of SuperKids, an innovative program that treats hundreds of children with Asperger's disorder each year--offers simple exercises you can use to facilitate this important process. Knowing Yourself, Knowing Others includes activities that will help kids with Asperger's disorder and related conditions learn how to read social cues, avoid meltdowns, understand others' needs and intentions, resolve conflicts with friends, build basic nonverbal skills, and more.

Martin, Marilyn
When you continuously cannot find the bathroom in your best friend's house, or you cannot print the letter 't' when all your friends are writing volumes, you notice and you ask questions. So it was for Marilyn Martin's daughter, Sara, who was diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD). This book skilfully combines a comprehensive guide to NLD with the inspiring story of how Sara transformed herself from that young girl whose existence seemed darkened by learning difficulties into the capable young woman she is today. In Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish, Marilyn Martin presents a comprehensive developmental profile of children with NLD. She explores the controversies surrounding the disorder so parents and professionals can identify learners with NLD and insure they receive early intervention. Offering practical advice on NLD at home and at school, she describes step-by-step interventions for improving a range of skills from penmanship to social acumen. This book is essential reading for parents and professionals working with children with NLD.

Molenaar-Klumper, Marieke
This is an accessible introduction to nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), a syndrome which was first recognized in the 1970s. Since this time, the number of children diagnosed with NLD, a condition that combines both behavioral and coordination problems, has been slowly rising. Marieke Molenaar-Klumper provides an overview of the varied opinions expressed about NLD. Inspired by extensive research, she describes the cognitive, psychometric, socio-emotional and visual aspects of this syndrome. She also discusses how NLD can be diagnosed and describes how the syndrome associates itself with other conditions. She completes her overview of NLD by suggesting practical treatment strategies that can be applied both at home and in school.

Murphy, Michael Brian
Written by and for young adults with NLD - and their parents, teachers, and therapists - NLD FROM THE INSIDE OUT presents useful tips, strategies, and insights into living with this oft-misunderstood learning disability - in the voices of those who experience it.

Rourke, Byron
Describes and explains the elements and dynamics of the nonverbal learning disability (NLD) syndrome and of the NLD model. Deals with the ramifications in the theoretical and applied aspects of the neuropsychology of learning disabilities and in the general field of child clinical neuropsychology. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Rourke, Byron P.
The syndrome of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) is a subtype of learning disabilities whose neuropsychological assets and deficits have predictable academic and psychosocial outcomes. Developed by Byron P. Rourke and elucidated in his previous work, the 'white matter model' was designed to encompass the complex manifestations and neurophysiological underpinnings of the NLD syndrome. Now, for the first time, evidence that bears upon the white matter model has been gathered into a single volume. Building upon Rourke's previous work on NLD, Syndrome of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Neurodevelopmental Manifestations further explores the ramifications of NLD in the neuropsychology of learning disabilities and in pediatric neurological disease, disorder, and dysfunction.

Rubinstein, Marcia Brown
Raising NLD Superstars is essential reading for all those who come in to contact with children with non-verbal learning disorders (NLD). Instead of insisting upon the one size fits all model of intervention the author focuses on the individual nature of NLD children and offers practical, adaptable advice that will help them find their place both in the family and in wider social groups. The author shares her experiences of life as the parent of a child with NLD with humanity and humor. She looks not only at day to day practicalities such as making meal times easier for all the family and reaching compromises on inappropriate clothing choices but also at the long-term plan for independence. The book will help parents and carers to support children with NLD to reach their emotional and cognitive potential while taking into account the views and experiences of other family members.

Stewart, Kathryn
The book offers readers ways to evaluate their child's strengths and weaknesses in areas such as visual and spatial functioning, writing problems, information processing and organizational skills, social and emotional capabilities, language skills, and interactive abilities. It offers specific strategies for intervening and helping the child to cope with these obstacles, such as teaching the child how to socialize with humor and empathy, alternatives for learning to write, tips for organizing daily activities, multi-tasking, and more.

Tanguay, Pamela
Do you know a child who is bright, charming and articulate, but has no friends? A child who showed early signs of intelligence, but is now floundering, academically and emotionally? Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) are an enigma. They're children with extraordinary gifts and heartbreaking challenges that go far beyond the classroom. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home explores the variety of daily life problems children with NLD may face, and provides practical strategies for parents to help them cope and grow, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years. The author, herself the parent of a child with NLD, provides solutions to the everyday challenges of the disorder, from early warning signs and self-care issues to social skills and personal safety. User-friendly and highly practical, this book is an essential guide for parents in understanding and living with NLD, and professionals working with these very special children.

Tanguay, Pamela; Thompson, Sue
In this companion book to her successful Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home, Pamela Tanguay addresses issues related to the academic education of the child with NLD and related conditions. Topics such as school placement, program modifications, and social/emotional issues are covered, as well as specific teaching strategies, from how to deal with essay questions, to tips on helping the student master long division, and ideas for improving reading comprehension. The author defines and discusses concepts such as frontloading and a cooperative learning environment, and explains how they benefit the student with NLD and related conditions.

Thompson, Sue

Whitney, Rondalyn Varney
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.

Whitney, Rondalyn Varney
Millions of children suffer from Nonverbal Learning Disorder, a neurological deficit that prevents them from understanding nonverbal cues like tone of voice and facial expression. Though they are exceptionally bright and extremely articulate, these children often have difficulty in social situations-and can become depressed, withdrawn, or anxious. In Bridging the Gap, Rondalyn Varney Whitney-a pediatric occupational therapist and the parent of a child with NLD-offers practical suggestions that will help parents put their child on the path to a happy, fulfilling life.

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