Quickly wanted to share something I found today!

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by lovelyboy, May 11, 2012.

  1. lovelyboy

    lovelyboy Member

    I came apon an seemingly amazing book!
    I have just bought it.....havent even had time to read one page!
    The books name is : Bridging the gap....by Rondalyn V Whitney......
    This is what its about: Raising a child with nonverbal learning disorder (NLD).....
    "........a neurological deficit that prevents children from understanding nonverbal cues like tone of voice and facial expression......."

    I haven't even ever heard of NLD!?
    Does any of you have experience with this? Sounds interesting to me.....

  2. buddy

    buddy New Member

    There are several parents here who have kids who they have said have the NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) diagnosis and I know we have had people here who said that is what the evaluations that were happening at that time were leading to.... if you search it on this site you will probably see some. Many kids with nlvd can look similar to high functioning autism and asperger's disorder. Their testing patterns (patterns on their IQ tests) look somewhat different. The full profile for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is not usually there, not as much of the sensory integration challenges, but of course that varies. But many of the interventions cross over.

    Let us know if you like the book, I have seen that on amazon before.
  3. lovelyboy

    lovelyboy Member

    Buddy.....is this a case of most Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will have NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) but few NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) will have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)?
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I dont think so, in super broad terms (of course we know that these rules are never hard and fast and there are going to be kids with AS who are not this way and same for NLD) I think people think of AS kids as having visual strengths and a harder time with auditory/verbal communication. Whereas NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) kids are thought to have struggles with visual processing and other visual skills... SO their IQ subtests for example may show really good scores for the kinds of tasks that are presented to them verbally and really significantly lower scores for the kinds of tasks that require more visual skill

    here is one of many compare/contrast articles but every time I have read any of this, the bottom line is there are always exceptions and we simply have to really pay attention to our own kids learning style, how they process information the best etc. Is NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) even in the DSM V proposal? I don't think it is even an official diagnosis in that sense (not saying it is not real, it clearly is an issue) but in terms of getting service I guess it is good to know about it but stick to the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) diagnosis if you can get that so services can be obtained. For you, you have to privately pay for most things anyway, right? so may be a different situation in that respect.


    here is a discussion on this board where a guest put a comparison but I dont know where the list originated or if it is valid, just seemed interesting:
    http://www.conductdisorders.com/com...rgers-adhd-High-Functioning Autism (HFA).155/

    I wish brains would read the books and divide themselves up in a way that we could take a picture and make an easy diagnosis! LOL

    oh and to answer the question, I think it is more that many NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) kids could meet Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) criteria. Again, we all know that is not true for many others.
  5. lovelyboy

    lovelyboy Member

    Thanx Buddy....it does make sense....Think I must read the book first! :)
    I just realized again how much we as a forum know!
    I truely think we are very up to date, informed parents!!!!!!
  6. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Its about the power of numbers. Any ONE of us... we don't know so much.
    Together? It is amazing.
  7. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I have an NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD): Verbal IQ is 120, Performance 80.

    While it has greatly affected my ability to perform (and people expect me to perform GREAT because I am very verbally astute), nobody thinks I have Aspergers, including me. So it's not a given.