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Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals

September 1, 2007 | Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781843105930
$30.95
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Description

This easy-to-read guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present.

Maggie Mamen enables readers to select the most relevant strategies for coping with and managing their particular symptoms. She provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behaviour, self-regulation and improving organization. She also covers relevant teaching methods for the classroom.

This practical and accessible introduction is an essential guide for those families and professionals working with children and adults with NLDs.

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About this Author

Maggie Mamen is a clinical psychologist working in a multi-disciplinary private practice in Ontario, Canada, and has studied learning difficulties for over 25 years. She has presented to professional and parent groups internationally, and has been acknowledged by the Ontario Psychological Association for her outstanding contribution to mental health in education. She is author of The Pampered Child Syndrome: How to Recognize it, How to Manage it and How to Avoid it. A Guide for Parents and Professionals, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

ISBN: 9781843105930
Format: Trade Paperback
Series: Jkp Essentials
Pages: 176
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Published: 2007-09-01

Reviews

I will certainly re-read this intersting and practical book which I recommend to EP and clinical colleagues and other professionals such as speech therapists.`

Clearly, Maggie Mamen has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the particular strengths and weaknesses of individuals with NLDS. Maggie Mamen's attitude to her subject is both positive and optimistic, based upon current research yet with a practical and common-sense approach for parents and teachers to follow. Her book can be recommended to all those involved with NLD children as a useful addition to current publications.

It is relevant to education staff, and the importance of speech and language therapy input is also highlighted. The book covers assessment and further devides nonverbal learning disabilities into subgroups; perceptual, social, written expressive and attentional. It contains easy to read chapters on management strategies and useful websites.

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