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Medical and Educational Perspectives on Nonverbal Learning Disability in Children and Young Adults

Book Description

A Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) is a serious and complex developmental disability that persists into adulthood. Children and young adults affected face many difficulties not experienced by those with a language-based learning disability. Diagnosis of NLD is often difficult because fluent speech usually coexists with functional deficits that, if not identified and managed, can adversely affect developmental and educational achievement, and the young person’s social and emotional well-being through the lifespan. Medical and Educational Perspectives on Nonverbal Learning Disability in Children and Young Adults is a comprehensive reference source for emerging research into the identification and diagnosis of a Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD), as well as intervention for those affected. Featuring in-depth coverage of a variety of topics relating to NLD indicators, the disability’s manifestation over time, and the dilemmas faced by caregivers and professionals, this publication is a critical resource for educators, medical professionals, allied health professionals, and disability service providers whose role includes advocacy and provision of appropriate support for those affected.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
    1. THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS
    2. REFERENCES
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Section 1: Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD)
    1. Chapter 1: Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Medical Conditions Associated with NLD
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. APPENDIX: ADDITIONAL READING
  11. Section 2: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Best-Practice Treatment
    1. Chapter 3: Nonverbal Learning Disorder
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS
      4. ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF NLD
      5. CASE STUDY: NATALIE
      6. CURRENT NLD STATUS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 4: Nonverbal Learning Disability from a Neurocognitive Perspective
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO NLD
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 5: Team Collaboration for the Best-Practice Treatment of NVLD across Three Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE ELEPHANT AND THE BLIND MEN
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. COLLABORATION
      5. OUR SUBTYPE MODEL
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 3: Spina Bifida and NLD in Primary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary Settings
    1. Chapter 6: Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Postsecondary Students with Spina Bifida
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Case Studies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO CASE STUDIES
      3. CASE 1: JENNY
      4. CASE 2: RYAN
      5. CASE 3: CLAIR
      6. CASE 4: MEL
      7. CASE 5: JOSIE
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. POSTCRIPT: ADDITIONAL HELP FROM THE AUTHOR AND RESPECTED WRITERS IN THE FIELD
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 8: My Journey with Sally
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
  13. Section 4: Language, Cognition, and Social Skills
    1. Chapter 9: Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and Asperger Syndrome in Young Adults
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HYPOTHESES
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. APPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 10: Social Skills in Individuals with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING SOCIAL SKILLS IN INDIVIDUALS WITH NLD
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 11: The Road to Diagnosis and Post-School Life
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE ROAD TO DIAGNOSIS
      5. INTRODUCTION: POST-SCHOOL LIFE
      6. BACKGROUND
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors