Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are being diagnosed with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), yet clinicians and educators have few scientific resources to guide assessment and intervention. This book presents up-to-date knowledge on the nature of NLD and how to differentiate it from other disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder. Effective strategies for helping K–12 students and their families address the challenges of NLD in and outside of the classroom are illustrated with vivid case material. The authors thoughtfully consider controversies surrounding NLD, discuss why the diagnosis is not included in the current DSM and ICD classification systems, and identify important directions for future research.
By Cesare Cornoldi, Irene C. Mammarella, and Jodene Goldenring Fine. 2016. 202 pages. ISBN 978-1-4625-2758-8. #S6251.