Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

Non-verbal learning disability (NLD) is also known as non-verbal learning disorder (NVLD). It’s a neurological syndrome consisting of specific assets and deficits. A person suffering with NLD has trouble in recognizing the non-verbal cues such as facial expressions or body language. NLD is a condition of brain based difficulties.
Areas of NLD
Visual and spatial awareness: Individuals with visual and spatial awareness find it difficulty in recognition, organization, spatial relations, spatial perceptions, visual memories, visual-spatial orientation and visual form constancy. Childs with this type of disorder could be face difficulty in 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, 4-dimensional images and they fails to re-visualize the images they have seen previously.
Higher-Order Comprehension: Children’s with this disability fails to identify the main idea and supporting information. They find it difficulties in identifying the major details in given information or in passage.
Social Communication: Some of kids with non-verbal disabilities have trouble reading emotions in facial cues, body language and social skills.
Math Concepts: Kids with NLD are good at learning and can able to do maths just by memorizing data but they struggle as if they get older in more advanced mathematical problems which are based on recognizing pattern and concepts.
Executive Functions: Kids with NLD will face problems in thinking, organizing and planning and carrying out the actions. They feel extreme difficulty in figuring out the situations.

 

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