New PDF release: A Special Kind Of Brain: Living With Nonverbal Learning

By Nancy Russell Burger

Sharing the event of mentioning a toddler with non verbal studying incapacity (NLD), this hot and obtainable booklet deals recommendation on matters ranging throughout prognosis and remedy, kid's interplay with one another, appropriate actions for a kid with and the way to debate NLD with little ones. an important advisor, this publication will reassure, recommend and tell mom and dad and pros who paintings with young children with NLD.

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The Dalai Lama P icture this: you arrive home from the hospital with a bundle full of baby and a feeling of complete and utter helplessness. You sit, gingerly at best, next to your husband on the couch and stare at your new infant, wrinkled and asleep in his infant carrier. The silence of the child is unnerving, like the calm before a hurricane, and you both wish you had some faint idea of what to do next. These were the feelings that I recall when receiving Jimmy’s diagnosis of NLD in 1999. The report arrived right after our family had returned home from a two-week beach vacation.

AT HOME: PARENTING THE NLD CHILD 51 Training yourself to speak in NLD language Once you’ve learned how your NLD child views his world—which is an accomplishment in itself—it is essential that you modify your language to accommodate such a view. That is, you must speak to your child in a way that is easily understood by him. The NLD child is both a literal thinker and speaker. Colloquialisms, vernacular, and sarcasm are not only ineffective with these children, but they can also cause misunderstanding and anxiety for them.

It is important for other family members to stay calm and even-tempered to help the child regain composure. 3. The NLD child can sometimes experience low self-esteem. Some strategies to enhance self-esteem include refraining from put-downs, inclusion in household chores, and avoidance of colloquialisms, vernacular and sarcasm when speaking to the child. 4. It is essential that parents modify their language to accommodate how the NLD child views his world—as a literal thinker and speaker. 5. For parents of NLD children, patience is not just a virtue, it’s a necessity.

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