Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities: Characteristics, Diagnosis by Marieke Molenaar-Klumper

By Marieke Molenaar-Klumper

This can be an obtainable creation to nonverbal studying disabilities (NLD), a syndrome which was once first well-known within the Seventies. due to the fact this time, the variety of kids clinically determined with NLD, a situation that mixes either behavioral and coordination difficulties, has been slowly emerging. Marieke Molenaar-Klumper presents an summary of the numerous evaluations expressed approximately NLD. encouraged by way of wide study, she describes the cognitive, psychometric, socio-emotional and visible points of this syndrome. She additionally discusses how NLD should be clinically determined and describes how the syndrome affiliates itself with different stipulations. She completes her review of NLD through suggesting useful remedy innovations that may be utilized either at domestic and at school.

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They learn to estimate and see distance, and learn to combine seeing and moving. They touch the vase and thereby train their tactile skills and develop a tactile memory. They lift the vase and experience gravity. They drop the vase, hear the porcelain smash on the floor and spread all throughout the room. They experience their parents’ reaction and realize what is socially permitted and what is not. For these children, when they hear the word “vase”, they have a collection of audio-visual and tactile information to draw WHAT IS NLD?

They can ’t trust their own movements or spatial considerations. Often one will notice the NLD child staring blankly ahead. This staring can be interpreted as a way of closing him/herself from the multitude of visual stimuli s/he is faced with and does not know how to digest. As a consequence of the limited need to explore and poor coordination, the child shows very little interest in creative lessons at school like art or woodwork. 3 Perception NLD children are quite good at noticing details, but have difficulty separating them from the whole of the object that is being perceived.

Weak complex psychomotor. Grooved Pegboard Test. RAKIT: Weak writing skills Finger Tapping. Imitation of complex positions. 60 NON-VERBAL LEARNING DISABILITIES Visual information processing is weak, perception of structure is weak. WISC-RN: Incomplete signs, patterns, putting cards in the right order. Trail making test. Rey complex figures. Beery-VMI. Bicycle drawing (Kold and Wishaw). Weak visual memory. Testing of visual-perception skills. Rey complex figure test. Insufficient audio-information processing.

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