nonverbal learning disability


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nonverbal learning disability

Any cognitive or mood disorder that is first noticed in school-aged children in which language use is preserved, but other abilities (e.g., in affect, computation, or drawing) are adversely affected.
See also: disability
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A special kind of brain; living with nonverbal learning disability.
Burger, a freelance writer whose son has a nonverbal learning disability (NLD), shares her experiences and offers advice on diagnosis and therapy, children's interactions with each other, suitable activities for children with NLD, and how to discuss NLD with the affected child, with other children and family members, and with school personnel.