Understanding IQ Test Scores

The WISC-V is considered the “gold standard” intelligence test for children ages 6 through 16. As such it is an important component of every psycho-educational evaluation. It is always administered because it provides an overview of strengths and weaknesses, and… Read the rest

10 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Child

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Kids with LD and ADHD often feel more criticized than understood. In our eagerness to help, we sometimes try to fix problems, correct behaviors, or give feedback before we fully understand the child’s perspective. Following are… Read the rest

NLD: Misinterpreting Voice Tone

A characteristic of NLD is the inability to pick up on nonverbal cues. Most often the focus (and intervention) is on cues having to do with facial expressions, body language, and gestures. What many don’t realize is that tone of… Read the rest

6 Steps to Help Your Child Make Friends

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Elementary-age children with LD or ADHD often have social challenges. They might be impulsive and bossy or miss nonverbal cues that are fundamental to successful social interactions. Many with learning differences are not self-aware. They often… Read the rest

NLD: Unmet Learning Challenges

Most students with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) are bright. They often do well in school, especially on tasks involving facts and logic. However, many of these students experience learning challenges, frequently in language skills. Following are examples of language learning… Read the rest