Strategies for Parenting a Child with NLD

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) are not just learning disabilities; the motor, sensory, and social issues associated with NLD affect life on every level. Children with NLD have difficulty combining information coming at them from different channels—visual, auditory, sensory—into a “big… Read the rest

COVID-19: Work on Social Skills

If your child had been working steadily on social skills before the COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to close, extracurriculars to vanish, and playdates to end, you might be asking yourself, “Now what?” The good news is there are plenty of… Read the rest

Cyberbullying On the Rise

The latest federal school safety report provides little solace to parents concerned about cyberbullying. According to an article in Education Week, findings from U.S. Department of Education research from the 2017-18 national survey on school safety show that cyberbullying is… 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

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