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What Does Nonverbal Learning Disorder Look Like in Children?

December 07, 2016

The symptoms of nonverbal learning disorder are seldom apparent early in life. Toddlers with NLD are often charming and chatty, and easily compensate for any difficulties with their highly developed verbal skills. Over time, the other symptoms of NLD - poor social skills, motor difficulties, and struggles to make sense of abstract concepts - become more noticeable and difficult to vault. If left undiagnosed, NLD frequently develops into anxiety or depression during a child's teen years, when more than a decade of spatial and social difficulties begin to take its toll. So how can you recognize NLD in a child, and secure treatment before negative consequences take root? Start by understanding what NLD looks like - and how it changes. Read More

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