Raising NLD Superstars: What Families with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Need to Know about Nurturing Confident, Competent Kids

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"Raising NLD Superstars is essential reading for all those who come into contact with children with nonverbal learning disorders (NLD). Instead of insisting upon the one-size-fits-all model of intervention, the author focuses on the individual nature of NLD children and offers practical, adaptable advice that will help them find their place both in the family and in wider social groups." The author shares her experiences of life as the parent of a child with NLD with humanity and humor. She looks not only at day-to-day practicalities such as
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Overview

"Raising NLD Superstars is essential reading for all those who come into contact with children with nonverbal learning disorders (NLD). Instead of insisting upon the one-size-fits-all model of intervention, the author focuses on the individual nature of NLD children and offers practical, adaptable advice that will help them find their place both in the family and in wider social groups." The author shares her experiences of life as the parent of a child with NLD with humanity and humor. She looks not only at day-to-day practicalities such as making meal times easier for all the family and reaching compromises on inappropriate clothing choices but also at the long-term plan for independence. The book will help parents and carers to support children with NLD to reach their emotional and cognitive potential while taking into account the views and experiences of other family members.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843107705
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 288,650
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
1 Getting the diagnosis 15
2 Assets and deficits 30
3 NLD-friendly environments at home 40
4 All in the family 59
5 Making sense of the senses 72
6 School 83
7 Chow and how 106
8 Clothing 116
9 Holidays 128
10 Hurrying 137
11 Illness 148
12 Medical appointments 160
13 Friends 169
14 Graying them up : the stages between black and white 178
15 Showing and receiving love 185
16 Celebrating success 192
17 Planning for the future 199
18 From fantasy to reality 206
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  • Posted December 16, 2009

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    Hope and encouragement for NLD families

    This book hits all the key issues related to Nonverbal Learning Disorder. If you've ever had a teacher, school adminstrator or other "professional" tell you NLD is not a real diagnosis, that it doesn't "fit" in their special education categories, that it doesn't require an IEP, that your child is just lazy and obstinate, or that your child will "outgrow" NLD, this book is a must read. It uses sound research, practical advice and the right amount of humor to give parents and family members of someone with NLD hope, encouragement and a little peace of mind. With each chapter, you will chuckle or nod (maybe even tear up) and say to yourself, "Yes, so true." You will see yourself and your child in this book, and you will know you are not alone. Most importantly, when you finish reading it, you will have a renewed confidence in yourself as a parent and in your child's ability to do great things with the right encouragement, education and support.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Great book for parents, family and friends of child with NLD.

    There are many facets to NLD, and the author does an outstanding job of covering the spectrum. I enjoyed the style of writing, the book flows well. We will use this as a resource for interested family members and friends who want to learn more about the challenges facing a person with NLD.

    I also found many of her recommendations to be both practical and helpful.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2011

    Laugh Out Loud Funny Delivery of Some Very Serious Information

    Getting an NLD diagnosis for your child can be devastating, and many of the other books on the market are full of "doom and gloom." This text will have you laughing out loud with the author's descriptions of kids just like your own. You'll learn so much from her examples, and it can really help approach your own child's unusual quirks with a lighter heart. About halfway through the book, the author shared a haiku from an NLD parent, lamenting the fact that these kids have an amazing ability to destroy clothing in a way not seen by "neurotypical" kids. My fav'rite T-shirt Worn by NLD son once So many holes - how? I had already been grinning from the text before this poem, but this just sent me into a fit of uncontrollable giggles. The giggles turned to full belly laughs, which then turned into hysterical crying. Not happy crying, but full-on devastated grief crying. It was at that moment that I realized that through the humor, the book had done an excellent job of fully presenting the challenges we had already faced (and would face for a lifetime raising this amazing child). It just took the laughter to bring the stifled emotions to the surface, too, but now that it's out we can move on and laugh together as a united family.

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