Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger's Disorder: A Parent's Guide

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New Harbinger Publications, Apr 1, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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The book offers readers ways to evaluate their child’s strengths and weaknesses in areas such as visual and spatial functioning, writing problems, information processing and organizational skills, social and emotional capabilities, language skills, and interactive abilities. It offers specific strategies for intervening and helping the child to cope with these obstacles, such as teaching the child how to socialize with humor and empathy, alternatives for learning to write, tips for organizing daily activities, multi-tasking, and more.

 

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Don't let the title fool you; this book* lists specific teaching techniques and learning strategies for classroom use. It is invaluable and I've relied on it heavily to negotiate with the school ... Read full review

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Contents

What Are Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Aspergers Disorder?
3
Areas of Strength and Weakness
30
Why Its Important to Correctly Assess the Child with NLD or AD
48
The Effects of Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Aspergers Disorder
65
Speaking a Different Language Social Skills Development and Social and Emotional Functioning
67
Lost in Space VisualSpatial Processing and Sensory Integration
82
Roots of the Matter Information Processing and Organizational Problems
88
What Now? Interventions and Program Planning
97
Bodies in Motion Addressing Deficits in VisualSpatial Processing and SensoryMotor Integration
150
Social Competency Issues of the Self Others and SelfEsteem
162
What Does the Future Hold?
194
Resources
209
Classroom Wish List
215
Activities for Children with NLD or AD
218
Information Processing Deficits
221
Orion Academys Social Skills and Transitional Program Outline and Goals
225

Addressing Deficits in Organizational Skills and Information Processing
99
Learning to Learn Interventions for Successful Learning Experiences
122

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Kathryn Stewart, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy, and a leading expert in treating neurocognitve disorders in children. She is the founder and executive director of the Orion Academy, in Moraga, CA, the first college-preparatory high school for students with NLD and Asperger's disorder. She is a leading expert and frequent speaker on the topic of NLD and Asberger's for various psychological associations, such as the LDA.

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