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

NLD, Social Rules, & Choices

One of the hallmarks of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) is difficulty with social rules. People with NLD don’t automatically get the social conventions that their non-NLD peers seem to absorb without even trying. People with NLD are usually smart and… Read the rest

Evaluating Your Child for Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia as defined in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) is a “specific learning disorder” with impairment in written expression. Writing problems can result from one or more of the following components: Fine motor difficulties Visual-spatial… Read the rest

Mindfulness for Kids with LD

What is mindfulness, and what does it have to do with your child with learning disabilities or ADHD? The terms mindfulness and meditation are often used interchangeably; either way, the critical aspect of mindfulness is the ability to focus on… Read the rest