Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home

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Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home by Pamela Tanguay

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853029400
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 12/15/2000
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 569,555
Product dimensions: 6.81(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction. 1. NLD - What is it? 2. Early warning signs. 3. The parent's role. 4. Self-help skills. 5. Fine motor skills. 6. Coordination, athletics and team sports. 7. Managing the environment. 8. Organization. 9. Thinking skills. 10. Communication skills. 11. Social skills. 12. Independent living skills. 13. Coping with change. 14. Safety issues. Afterword. Glossary of terms. References. Internet resources. Organizations. Index.

Alternative blurb:

Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) is an increasingly recognised complex neurological syndrome consisting of a cluster of skill deficits and which affects children in many different ways. Although a child with NLD may be bright, charming and articulate and have shown early intellectual promise, they may also have coordination or fine motor skills difficulties and social skills deficits. Pamela Tanguay is the mother of a child with NLD and in this book she provides solutions to the everyday problems children with NLDs face. She covers everything from bathing and dressing to social skills and personal safety issues. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home also explains how to spot early warning signs and contains an indispensable appendix which lists support networks, organisations and internet resources. User-friendly and highly practical, this book is an essential guide for parents and carers of children with NLDs, as well as the professionals who work with them.

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Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the worst book i have ever read. I found 99.9% of the 'facts' were fiction. Spend your money on somthing else!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great resource for parents that have children with Nonverbal Learning Disorder. A must have in dealing with the daily trials of this disorder. Wish I could have had the book when my child was younger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home provides a solid foundation of professional information in language that the nonprofessional can understand. Thumbs Up!