Raising NLD Superstars
What Families with Nonverbal Learning Disibilities Need to Know About Nurturing Confident, Competent Kids
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 223 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 22 September 2004|
Different Drummers is essential reading for all those who come in to contact with children with non-verbal learning disorders (NLD). Instead of insisting upon the one size fits all model of intervention the author focuses on the individual nature of NLD children and offers practical, adaptable advice that will help them find their place both in the family and in wider social groups. The author shares her experiences of life as the parent of a child with NLD with humanity and humour. She looks not only at day to day practicalities such as making meal times easier for all the family and reaching compromises on inappropriate clothing choices but also at the long-term plan for independence. The book will help parents and carers to support children with NLD to reach their emotional and cognitive potential while taking into account the views and experiences of other family members.
Table of Contents
Forword, Pamela Tanguay. Introduction. 1. Getting the diagnosis. 2. Assets and deficits. 3. All in the family. 4. Chow and how. 5. School. 6.Making sense of your senses. 7. Clothing 8. Holidays. 9. Illness. 10. Hurrying. 11.Medical appointments. 12. NLD friendly environments at home. 13. Friends. 14. Celebrating success. 15. Showing and receiving love 16. Graying them up - the stages between black and white. 17. Planning for the future. 18. From fantasy to reality. References. Index.
About the Author
Marcia Brown Rubenstien is an educational consultant. She travels extensively visiting schools throughout the United States to understand which learning environments are best suited to which students. In addition to her work with students, Marcia publishes prolifically on a range of topics related to education and learning differences. When her youngest child was diagnosed with a nonverbal learning disorder, she founded a national non profit organisation designed to counteract the lack of information available on this complex disorder.
'Marcia Rubinstien has written a wonderful, hopeful, informative book about raising children with NLD to discover their competencies and achieve success and satisfaction in their lives. Marcia's realistic insights reflect her experiences both as a mother of a child with NLD and as an educator. Her understanding, warmth, compassion, and sense of humor come across on every page. This is a book that will be read and re-read by parents and professionals alike.' - Robert Brooks, Ph.D., Faculty, Harvard Medical School; author of The Self-Esteem Teacher, and co-author of Raising Resilient Children.
|Publisher: ||Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||23.6 x 15.72 x 1.19 centimeters (0.33 kg)|