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

Getting to Know My Brain

I have ADHD, along with some kind of learning difference that doesn’t quite have a name, but has attributes associated with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and non-verbal learning disabilities (NLD). On the one hand, I have all the hallmarks of ADHD:… 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

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