Non Verbal Learning Disorder (NLD / NVLD)

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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:28 am

Interesting sharing...there is indeed no end to learning.

Insider, you have shared on the symptoms, is there a prescribed approach to help such kids?

And wow the assets sound like an advanced kid:
The assets include early speech and vocabulary development, remarkable rote memory skills, attention to detail, early reading skills development and excellent spelling skills. In addition, these individuals have the verbal ability to express themselves eloquently. Moreover, persons with NLD have strong auditory retention. While NLD does not effect levels of intelligence, individuals with the disability may have significant differences between verbal and performance IQ.
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Found my answer!

Postby DesertWind » Sun May 30, 2010 3:42 pm

insider wrote: If a parent can accept and visit such and if the child is confirmed suffering from certain learning difficulty (fyi, many parents can’t even pass through the first stage of the 'grieving' process and just withdraw and send their kids to another centre), then the school will work hand-in-hand with the education psychologist or occupational therapist etc on the child with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) designed by the latter.

We are there to take instructions for special needs kids from specialists, coz the latter’s ‘prescription’ will be more wholesome.....

Hi Insider,

Thanks for this post! Found the answer to my question already by what you said. My DS' previous CC teacher told us to bring him for check-up and let her know how she can help him. We were like "Duh? How do we know what to tell her to do since we are also lost?" So we pulled DS out of CC and into an intervention centre for trained teachers to observe him! But I have been wondering whether the CC teacher genuinely wanted to help or it was just a message for us to pull out since she obviously said they are not able to engage my kid and let her know how she can help! But instead of reacting in anger and although I sort of hope they would do more things to try to engage my boy, I thanked her for highlighting to me so that I can take early action!

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Postby cnimed » Mon May 31, 2010 11:53 am

Hi insider,
slightly off track - but if my son does mirror writing, even mirror copying of pictures, when he's tired, should I send him for formal dyslexic screening?

Tks!
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Postby cnimed » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:45 am

Hi Insider,

he just turned six. We have a slot with DAS for formal screening end of the year, but it's pretty expensive and we're wondering if we should still go for it since he has broken the reading code. He can read chapter books now, but tasks that require mental or physical orientation (eg transposing) still take a lot of effort for him. Basically everything is free floating for him in his mind, he can read mirror image and upside down. It seems to me that mirror is the natural orientation for him - which is fine with me, but not so for schools and exams.

But it's good to know that he still have time to wire up! phew!
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Postby Mrsbongz » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:14 am

hmm I also had this prob with my son's CC.. where the teacher kept complaining that my son is not 'paying attention' to his work, and that's why he keep writing mirror images.. it started in K1 and now he's in K2.. at one point, he ever wrote entire sentence in mirror image.. we sent him for asesment and was advised that he is not dyslexic, just that his foundations are very weak... prob bcos he is a yr end child, and when the teachers started foundations, he was too young to have good understanding..

Now I coach him myself, and I make he read the words after he wrote them, n sometimes he will realise that they r in mirror images and correct them.. u may wanna try this deminic..

on NLD, I wonder if my son fits.. as he does have the 4 deficits mentioned.
- he is extremely wary of new situations, foods or persons.. even something simple like learning a new word makes him break down and cry..
- He has weaker motor skills, having issues holding even a pencil until recently..
- visually he is not observant and has issues even visualizing counting numbers backwards.. he always cannot find his stuff, even when they are right infront of him. He has no issues of myopia though.
- he often goes into crying fits when upset, and he cannot control himself.. he would wail and kick until he falls asleep exhausted, then wake up feeling ashame and apologetic...

I've friends in childcare industry who ask me if he has autism or 'issues',.. yet I also have a child therapist friend who feel that he is just developmentally slower.. sigh.. can you share your opinion insider?

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Postby Mrsbongz » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:27 am

Thanks Insider, for your opinions... Yes, I've sent him to a total of 3 children therapists.. 1 of whom actually worked with him for about 2 mths to try and have a better understanding of his problems... He was able to correct himself when undergoing 1 to1 coaching from her, so she taught me how to teach him english all over again from basics.. and I have seen some improvement.. especially in his reading..

My husband also feels that the teacher is not able to cope with my son's learning issues.. so we have been trying to read up more.. and looking to many possibilities to help him cope with learning.. I don discount other issues, he may not be dyslexic, but something else... hence, my interest in your topic.. :)

For chinese, he is so far able to copy most words, just that his 'pie' is usually in the wrong directions.. so I get him to compare and read his answers slowly.. thankfully this works sometimes.

The 3red therapist was explaining to me that if he is truly dyslexic, we can intervene now to teach him how to cope.. but if after that he does very well for his english, he will not be diagnose as 'dyslexic' in school, and not allowed exemptions bcos there are no reliable assessments for chinese or maths yet.

we are going to send him for assessment again soon, just to see his progress and to determine if he needs further help.. or that he is just a child with a fear of learning.. hence all the issues and crying fits.. Thanks again, for sharing!! :D

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