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Natural Nonverbal Learning Disorder Treatment Options

Understanding how to support someone who has been diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD) can be a challenging task. Persons with NLD are generally verbally intelligent with a high vocabulary, but have difficulty interacting in social groups, staying organized, and grasping sophisticated concepts visually. There are some things you can do to offer natural Nonverbal Learning Disorder treatment and help your child, partner, or friend cope with their disability.

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Social groups are an excellent way to provide children and adults with NLD with social awareness. By attending community meetings and interacting with others who are undergoing the same impairment, nonverbal behavior and problem-solving strategies are encouraged. This can aid in improvement of adaptive skills.

Talking about it at home assists in a further comprehension of the disability with which your loved-one has to live. Discussing their strengths and weaknesses together can help to improve their nonverbal skills and ways of coping outside of their comfort zone. If they understand what areas need a little more work than others, you can teach them to focus on those even when you’re not around. Knowing that there is always someone they can always talk to provides them with the security of not feeling alone or more confused.

Verbal language is one of the concepts persons with NLD can seemingly understand. Use language to their advantage when helping out with homework or any other potentially baffling tasks. By utilizing their strength to clarify questions and explain any visual information, you are piecing together the missing link they are missing to grasp the material. Show them how to research areas of interest to provoke more individualistic interest when they are alone.

For children who struggle with NLD in school, offer assistance where needed. If you can do this in the workplace for adults also, guiding how to problem-solve can benefit them by learning to combine these skills with anything they undertake. Teaching to break down written assignments into purposeful segments will help them to understand the information piece by piece. It is easier to grasp the idea as a whole if they can learn each segment separately.

Similarly, when dealing with math and other visual concepts, use real-life examples and drawings to explain. Persons with NLD may struggle with computational skills, so by verbally explaining math problems with relatable examples and showing them how to utilize graphs and charts to their advantage, you are giving them a hands-on experience. These experiences enhance their nonverbal skills by employing their verbal strengths.

It’s important to keep in mind that a Nonverbal Learning Disorder treatment can be as simple as taking frequent breaks. A symptom related to NLD is attention deficit. Although ADD is not always the disability, many people with NLD have trouble focusing. Allowing breaks in between problems or tasks can help retain full attention while actually working on them.

Therapy is always a great option what it comes to NLD. Occupational therapy can help develop visual motor integration skills, while speech therapy aids in developing skills for speaking in social settings. As can talking at home, Cognitive behavior therapy can also benefit NLD patients establish coping techniques.

Neuro-Biofeedback. Our office provides BrainCore therapy as a treatment for NLD. Using cutting edge Q-EEG and brain mapping, we are able to see where your brain is disregulated in brain waves. We then use our system to retrain proper brain function in a fun and pro active way. By allowing the patient to watch how their brain waves are working via a monitor, and rewarding them with a game or movie when the correct waves are being produced, their nervous system recognizes imperfections. It can learn to reorganize itself and help normalize irregular patterns, which can break the cycle of neurological based conditions such as NLD for long-term improvement.

Don’t miss out on any of these natural ways to help someone you know suffering from NLD. Consult our physicians today to inquire more about how you can provide natural Nonverbal Learning Disorder treatment for your loved-one!