Help with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
Help train educators and school staff to recognize the academic and social behaviors related to NLD: these are children who ask a lot of questions, have difficulty with transitions, get lost in the hallway, or fail to recognize the face of someone they see every day.
Keep a set of schoolbooks at home.
Shorten homework assignments — it’s critical to give enough homework, focusing on mastery of concepts, to reinforce learning without causing overload.
Prepare and preload by giving new material to an NLD student at least one week in advance.
Pair each child with a classroom homework buddy.
Respect children when they say, “I can’t.” Children with NLD rarely lie. If they tell a teacher they cannot do something, they are usually not being oppositional.
Reprinted with the permission of Smart Kids with LD. © Smart Kids with LD, Inc., Westport, Connecticut. All rights reserved.
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