Nonverbal Learning Disorders sometimes referred to as “right-hemisphere learning disorders” affect people of all ages. They often go unrecognized by parents, educators, and other professionals.
As a result, people who suffer from these disorders are often misunderstood, misjudged, and branded with negative labels during their early childhood years. Problems can last a lifetime, without identification. Without appropriate identification, parents, teachers, and peers may significantly overestimate this person’s abilities, and place unrealistic demands on her, resulting in emotional problems and an increased risk for anxiety, depression, and even suicide.
Nonverbal Learning Disability: What Speech-Language Pathologists, Professionals and Parents Need to Know is a course designed especially for Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), and students in the field of Communication Disorders. Because SLPs are increasingly receiving referrals for students diagnosed with “nonverbal learning disorder” or NLD, it is necessary they become familiar with the disorder, understand it, and know how to both assess and treat it. In addition, professionals and parents who interact with people diagnosed with, or suspected of having a nonverbal learning disorder may also benefit from the information provided in this course.
The 48 page course is a flexible, practical, and time-efficient guide for self-study. It consists of eight modules, each of which contains several pertinent articles, followed by a set of questions at the end of each article. The follow-up questions can be used in various ways, and exist to support the reader. For example, they can serve as a pretest to check current levels of understanding, they can be completed while reading the articles, or they can be used as a quiz to check understanding upon completion of the reading.