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

NLD and Families

Parents of children with NLD often struggle with feelings of isolation. Their kids are bright and verbal making their quirkiness, sensitivities, and apparently oppositional behavior that much more difficult to understand. As a result, these parents often feel ridiculed by… Read the rest

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