Evaluating Your Child for NLD

Because children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities are highly verbal and have strong rote memory, NLD often isn’t noticed until they are older. These children tend to do well in elementary school, and in many cases are seen as gifted. However,… Read the rest

LD Services: Is IQ a Disqualifier?

When you say that your daughter’s IQ was in the low-average range, the first question to ask is, are there discrepancies among various index scores? Sometimes it is better to get a General Ability Index score because children with ADHD… Read the rest

Is My Child Twice Exceptional?

I’m often asked by parents of bright children with LD and/or ADHD how they can tell if their child is “2e”, or twice exceptional, meaning intellectually gifted as well as learning disabled. To know for sure, your child needs a… Read the rest

Q & A: Independent Evaluations

When there is reason to suspect a learning disability, the school district is required to do an evaluation to determine present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP). Many parents, eager to learn how to help their child, defer… Read the rest

Getting School Help for NLD Kids

This is not a problem unique to your child’s school. Children with Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) often have difficulty with higher level language skills, writing and math, executive functions, and social skills. But because NLD isn’t a psychiatric diagnosis or… Read the rest