Top
10
Doctor insights on: Treatments For Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Share
1

1
What exactly is a nonverbal learning disorder?

What exactly is a nonverbal learning disorder?

Visual spatial realm: Non-verbal learning disorder is similar to visual perceptual disability. The problem is dealing with visual/spatial ordering, organization, problem solving, comprehension, sequencing or attention. Being unable to understand things in space and time, but having no problem in language (or verbal) based processing. Certain conditions have this as prime symptom such as turner's syndrome. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Johanna Fricke
241 doctors shared insights

Learning Disorders (Definition)

A learning disorder or learning disability is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has trouble reading, understanding, working with, or producing speech with words, sentences, paragraphs, ...Read more


2

2
Anyone ever hear of nonverbal learning disorder?

Anyone ever hear of nonverbal learning disorder?

Yes: These are more common in young children. You should seak a child psychologist or a child psychiatrist who specializes in learning disabilities and they will be better able to explain whether someone has it and how to deal with it. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Need tips on helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or asperger's disorder? What do I do?

Nonverbal Learning: Disorder is best diagnosed & managed by a neuropsychological evaluation followed by specific recommendations for the child's current functional impairments in learning, behavior & peer interaction. The results help a developmental/behavioral pediatrician search for the genetic or other medical cause of the NLD. Find info on http://www.nldontheweb.org/nldentrylevelreading/nldcharacteristics.html. ...Read more

4

4
How are learning disorders diagnosed?

Performance based: As a kid progresses through the education process they are assessed regularly by teachers who become aware of a kids strengths & weaknesses. When a kid falls behind his/her peer group in reading, math or other skills, individual testing will reveal those who have specific deficits in areas.Performance in one area far below that expected for their general performance level (iq) defines a ld. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What are the symptoms of a learning disorder?

What are the symptoms of a learning disorder?

LD= difficulty: A learning disability implys that a person is having difficulty with a specific area of learning that is inconsistent with his/her basic intellect. In kids it implys that s/he has fallen behind her/his peer group at the age when understanding that material (i.e.Reading) is expected. The kid with a low iq has trouble across many areas & would not be so labeled. ...Read more

6

6
How could i know if I have learning disorder?

Get tested: You need psychological testing to find that out for sure. ...Read more

8

8
Are there any known learning disorders from being on prednisolone?

Are there any known learning disorders from being on prednisolone?

No: But all steroids can affect the personality and ability to concentrate. If you're having trouble, consider having your doctor lower the dose. ...Read more

9

9
Visual learning disorder, what could cause this? Genetics? Environmental factors?

Visual learning disorder, what could cause this? Genetics? Environmental factors?

Non-verbal learning: Disability is far less common than language-based ld's &is found in about 6% of students. Non-verbal learning disorders are brain-based, not eye-based. They may impact executive functions (reasoning, mental flexibility, problem-solving) as well as visual-perceptual &visual-motor tasks, whether isolated or as a manifestion of hydrocephalus, autistic spectrum disorder 1 &some genetic syndromes. ...Read more

10

10
Was I born with learning disorder or was it something I developed during my school years?

Was I born with learning disorder or was it something I developed during my school years?

There at birth: This is likely something that was encoded into your genes at conception, and nothing you or your mom did along the way. It just takes time for the features to be exposed after kids are expected to master those skills. It is identified during school years because that is when you need it to work. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer