Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: A Parent's Guide

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 267 pages
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Do you know a child who is bright, charming and articulate, but has no friends? A child who showed early signs of intelligence, but is now floundering, academically and emotionally? Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) are an enigma. They're children with extraordinary gifts and heartbreaking challenges that go far beyond the classroom. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home explores the variety of daily life problems children with NLD may face, and provides practical strategies for parents to help them cope and grow, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years. The author, herself the parent of a child with NLD, provides solutions to the everyday challenges of the disorder, from early warning signs and self-care issues to social skills and personal safety. User-friendly and highly practical, this book is an essential guide for parents in understanding and living with NLD, and professionals working with these very special children.
  

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Nonverbal Learning Disabilities At Home

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I ordered this book because my daughter was diagnosed with NLD and the title intrigued me. I anticipated a textbook/lecture type read, and was so surprised ! Pamela Tanguay brings to light all of ... Read full review

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Excellent resource for parents, teachers and others working with this population. Summaries of key points at the end of each chapter are great for quick reference. Well written, very helpful. I ... Read full review

Contents

NLD What Is It?
14
Early Warning Signs
26
The Parents Role
32
Selfhelp Skills
45
Fine Motor Skills
60
Coordination Athletics and Team Sports
73
Managing the Environment
88
Organization
105
Independent Living Skills
167
Coping with Change
187
Safety Issues
199
The Miracle of Music
208
III
211
IV
224
V
235
VI
242

Thinking Skills
119
Communication Skills
132
Social Skills
152
VII
255
VIII
263
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About the author (2001)

Pamela B. Tanguay is the mother of a teen daughter who was diagnosed with NLD at the age of nine. Since that time she has become an active advocate for individuals with NLD and related conditions. She is the owner and co-developer of the widely-acclaimed website NLD on the Web! Pam was a founding board member of ASC-US Inc., which is a national non-profit advocacy organization supporting neurologically-based communication disorders. She currently sits on their Advisory Board, and serves as Senior Editor of their newsletter, The Source. Pam, along with her husband and daughter, make their home in Tolland, CT, USA.

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