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How can I help my daughter learn about her nonverbal learning disability? Is there a book or video to watch about her disability?

She is resistant to her parents' suggestions.
In Topics: Children and screen entertainment (TV & movies), Learning disabilities, Nonverbal learning disorder
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Nov 5, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk,

There are many ways you can have your daughter learn about learning disabilities without you being the messenger.  Here are a few of my suggestions:

1- Ask the school if they have a group that meets with a counselor or special education teacher that helps the students understand about their learning differences and also allows them not to feel alone.

2.  Go to the library and peruse the available DVDs and books.  If you know of a title of a resource but they do not have it then ask if they can borrow it for you through the statewide loan system.  While at the library ask if there are any support groups or children's groups that meet for individuals with learning disabilities.

3.  I have attached a link below and perhaps this may be of help to your daughter.  Let her know that many people have learning challenges and that is why so many websites, books and DVDs are dedicated to helping children understand and find ways to be successful.

4. Also, try playing verbal and nonverbal games with her.  These games will help create common interests and allow the family to have together.  Such games that are great non-verbal are UNO, jigsaw puzzles, Twister and other games in which gross and fine motor skills are practiced and/or visual attending.  Also, you can play verbal games that help to be "discussion starters" such as Kubit2me.  (There are many on their website, you may wish to check out NOW YOUR TALKING.  Also, free downloads are available.

Good luck!


Louise Masin Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Owner of Signing Families
http://www.SigningFamilies.com
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