Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home

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Dezember 2000



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. 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, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years.


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.


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.


'Parent and advocate extraordinaire, Pamela Tanguay has contributed immensely to the presently limited literature on NLD... Her advice is straightforward, sensible, cohesive and easily understood. This guide will not only serve as a welcome blueprint to the overwhelmed and under-supported parents of children with NLD, but also as an eye-opener to educators and other professionals working with individuals with NLD in helping them to recognize just how much effort it actually takes to parent a child with NLD...' -Sue Thompson, MA, CET, Learning and Behavior Specialist. Author of The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disorders (formerly I Shouldn't Have To Tell You) 'The author has provided a book that is essential reading for caregivers of children and adolescents with NLD. It should not only be read but kept on hand for easy reference as the youngster develops. It should be valued as a rich source of helpful suggestions, and as a springboard for the creativity of the concerned caregiver. Pamela Tanguay has done all of us involved with the syndrome of NLD a great favor by providing this book.' - from the foreword by Byron P. Rourke, FRSC 'During my search to understand Asperger's Syndrome (AS) I was fortunate enough to discover Pamela Tanguay and the world she knows best - the world of Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD). Though there might be subtle differences between these two syndromes, there is very little doubt in my mind that one echoes the other in terms of what works to help those diagnosed with either AS or NLD. Pamela Tanquay's book, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home, is a must-have for anyone wanting to know more about either of these developmental delays. It is absolutely stuffed full with astutely sound reasoning and incredibly perceptive advice based on the research of the top names in the NLD field. I cannot imagine my library without it. Go get it. Now!' -Liane Holliday Willey, EdD., author of Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome and Asperger's Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal
EAN: 9781853029400
ISBN: 1853029408
Untertitel: A Parent's Guide. glossary. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2000
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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