Nonverbal Learning Disorder Testing
A Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD) is a developmental disability that all too often goes undiagnosed. Individuals with NLD generally suffer in silence and are often incredibly bright. As young children, they may be targeted as gifted due to their mature vocabulary and rote memory skills. Parents may notice, however, that something is “not quite right,” and from a very early age these youngsters probably have difficulty interacting with other children or adapting to new situations. Children with NLD often struggle with:
- Processing Visual Information
- Comprehending Math or Drawings
- Reading Social Cues
- Understanding Facial Expressions
- Interpreting Body Language
CNLD Testing & Therapy offers nonverbal learning disorder testing to guide families through these struggles. Is my child gifted or twice exceptional? Does my child have an NLD? What can I do to help my child thrive in school and social settings? We can provide answers to those questions and many others through a detailed neuropsychological evaluation. Give us a call at (734) 994-9466 if you’d like more information about nonverbal learning disorder testing.
Early Diagnosis Leads to Early Treatment and Educational Advocacy
Individuals with NLD will probably get through their early elementary years handling the academic demands fairly well, except when fine motor difficulties get in the way. Typically, as a child moves into upper elementary grades or begins middle school, tasks become increasingly challenging in ways that go above his/her abilities and coping skills. That’s when things begin to get frustrating: the child forgets to do homework, seems unprepared for class, has difficulty following directions, struggles with math, is unable to organize an essay, is continually misunderstood by both teachers and peers, and is often anxious in public and angry at home. If not diagnosed, these difficulties can follow the child into adolescence and adulthood, creating frustrations and disappointments at college, work, or home.
Neuropsychological evaluation and intervention planning for those with NLD is crucial. It will educate the person about his/her learning strengths, as well as how to use them to best perform at work or school. With a definitive diagnosis through nonverbal learning disorder testing, families can find the best path to overcome challenges from an NLD. At CNLD Testing & Therapy, we’ll never leave you wondering “What’s next?” You’ll get professional guidance through every step of the journey, from the neuropsychological assessment to educational advocacy and intervention.