Prepare Your Child with NLD for Summer

Children with NLD have widely different learning and behavioral profiles, yet they often share a common trait: anxiety over transitions. Indeed, many children with learning disabilities experience anxiety in the face of change. To minimize concerns for children with NLD… Read the rest

Improving Social Skillfulness

A child with academic challenges but strong social skills will function more effectively and be more comfortable at school than a child lacking social skillfulness, who probably doesn’t have friends, might be teased, and feels he doesn’t fit in. This… 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

NLD: Teach Social Understanding

Many kids with NLD struggle in social situations. And since social skills are fundamental to your child’s quality of life, it’s important to help build the skills that will help her succeed. There are two kinds of social skills that… Read the rest

Talking About Sex

When my teenage son was six years old, he asked me how babies get out of their mother’s belly. My three-year-old was also there at the time, and I was proud of my answer. “When you were ready to be… Read the rest