After a parent requests a meeting for an IEP, is there a deadline for the district to hold the meeting? My year-old daughter has had sensory processing disorder for many years but was recently reevaluated for that and also diagnosed with auditory processing disorders and ADHD.
An introduction There is no question that most scholastic accomplishments are measured and defined through language-based communication.
We are all familiar with "non-verbal communication," but few professionals have been specifically trained to look for deficits in this area.
Although intelligence measures are designed to evaluate both the verbal and nonverbal aspects of intelligence, educators tend to ignore evidence of nonverbal deficiencies in students. Or worse, they brand students with nonverbal learning disabilities as "problem" children.
We are all aware of the important role language plays in human learning.
The competence of an individual, in our present-day society, is most often judged by their verbal proficiencies. A person who speaks eloquently and has a well-developed vocabulary tends to be accorded more credibility than an individual who makes constant grammatical errors and demonstrates a limited vocabulary.
And likewise, a student who is a top reader, achieves excellent spelling scores, and expresses herself articulately usually does not prompt her teacher to consider a learning disorder.
But, this is often exactly the presentation a child with nonverbal learning disabilities NLD syndrome manifests in the early elementary grades. Overall, there has been an inadequate awareness of the underlying causes for the difficulties these students encounter in school.
There are currently few resources available for the child with NLD syndrome through schools or private agencies. It is still difficult to find a professional who understands nonverbal learning disabilities.
It appears to be the reverse syndrome of dyslexia. Although academic progress is made, such a student will have difficulty "producing" in situations where speed and adaptability are required.
Whereas language-based learning disorders have been shown to be genetic in origin, heredity has not, as yet, been linked to NLD.
It is known that nonverbal learning disabilities involve the performance processes generally thought of neurologically as originating in the right cerebral hemisphere of the brain, which specializes in nonverbal processing. Brain scans of individuals with NLD often confirm mild abnormalities of the right cerebral hemisphere.
Developmental histories have revealed that a number of the children suffering from nonverbal learning disorders who have come to clinical attention have at some time early in their development: All of these neurological insults involve significant destruction of white matter long myelinated fibers in the brain connections in the right hemisphere, which are important for intermodal integration.
Clinically, this learning disorder classification resembles an adult patient with a severe head injury to the right cerebral hemisphere, both symptomatically and behaviorally.
Nonverbal learning disorders appear much less frequently than language-based learning disorders. Unlike language-based learning disabilities, the NLD syndrome affects females as often as males approximately 1: The low rate of occurrence as low as 1 out of 1,is no excuse for the lack of identification and services victims of this devastating impairment currently receive.
The discovery of the NLD syndrome began in the early s, with research involving groups of children with learning disabilities identified by discrepancies between their verbal and performance IQs. Myklebust did in that nonverbal learning disabilities "are more debilitating than verbal disabilities.
Still, nonverbal learning disorders remain predominantly misunderstood and largely go unrecognized. More often than not, parents are assured that everything is fine; perhaps their child is "just a perfectionist" or "immature" or "bored with the way things are normally done" or "a bit clumsy.
The child with nonverbal learning disorders commonly appears awkward and is, in fact, inadequately coordinated in both fine and gross motor skills.
She may have had extreme difficulty learning to ride a bike or to kick a soccer ball. Fine motor skills, such as cutting with scissors or tying shoe laces, seem to be impossible for this child to master. She "talks her way through" even simple motor activities.
A young child with NLD is less likely to explore her environment motorically because she cannot rely upon her kinesthetic processing and spatial perceptions. This child learns little from experience or repetition and is unable to generalize information. In the early years, such a child may appear "confused" much of the time he is confused despite a high intelligence and high scores on receptive and expressive language measures.
This child is unable to "look and learn. These are all social "skills" that are normally grasped intuitively through observation, not directly taught.Print this page Print this page in PDF.
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