Marie shares that although “nonverbal learning disabilities” no longer exist as a diagnostic code in the DSM-5, the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists and psychologists, the characteristics associated with it are present in children. Noticing these characteristics allows a parent or teacher to identify and highlight a child‚Äôs strengths and intervene in the areas that may need additional support.
Determining a child’s learning style can be imperative to maintaining typical development and achieving academic potential.
According to the article, these are common indicators of a nonverbal learning disability:
- Talking, but not connecting
- Asking about things, but not exploring
- Strong reading and spelling, but poor comprehension
- Memorizing math answers, but not understanding the concepts behind them
- Memorizing information, but not knowing how to share it
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Our educators and psychologists offer psychoeducational assessments that determine a child’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as tutoring and counseling services.