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Treating Nvld in Children


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Overview of NVLD.- 3. The Role of the Occupational Therapist.- 4. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Speech-Language Pathologist's Perspective.- 5. Psychological Assessments for NVLD.- 6. The Physician's Role in Treating NVLD.- 7. Coaching: Addressing the Psychosocial and Executive Functioning Challenges of NVLD in K-12 and the Transition to Adulthood.- 8. The Role of the Educational Therapist - Academic Interventions for Reading and Writing.- 9. The Educational Therapist and Mathematics.- 10. Promoting Social Emotional Competency in Children with NVLD.- 11. College Counseling with the NVLD Student.- 12. Social and Cultural Capital for Students with NVLD: Transitioning into Higher Education.- 13. Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Individuals with NVLD.- 14. Clinical Practice and the Law for NVLD.- 15. Overview of the Current Research on NVLD.- 16. Dealing with a NVLD: A Family's Perspective.- 17. Conclusions.- Appendix.

About the Author

Jessica Broitman, Ph.D., (Co-editor) is the co-author of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice (2011). She is the President emeritus of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group and Executive Director of its Clinic and Training Center. She frequently lectures on Weiss's Control Mastery Theory worldwide. Currently a psychoanalyst in private practice since 1980, she has worked with families who have learning-disabled children for more than 10 years. She is currently involved in several research projects concerning the treatment and understanding of NVLD and has a special interest in helping professionals and families understand and treat this disorder. She is available for consultations and can be reached at: drjess@comcast.net. John M. Davis, Ph.D., (Co-editor) is the co-author of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice (2011). He is currently a Professor at California State University, East Bay, and Chair of the Educational Psychology Department, where he teaches and supervises. He received his Ph.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School Psychology program and did clinical postdoctoral studies to become a licensed psychologist. He has a special interest in learning and developmental disorders having been the director of a school and clinic for students with learning disabilities for 13 years, which provided diagnostic and intervention services. His current clinical work is primarily with children and adults with learning disorders. His writing and research interests include articles and book chapters in the areas of mental health consultation, suicide/crisis intervention, and learning disorders. He is available for consultation and evaluations can be reached at: jack.davis@csueastbay.edu.


From the reviews:

"The aim is to provide a multidisciplinary perspective on the treatment of nonverbal learning disabilities and to review the literature or lack thereof, as the case might be, in each area. The book is intended for a broad audience of clinical professionals and paraprofessionals who work with children with learning disorders. ... This book presents a wide variety of practical interventions for children with NVLD that could be tried in a clinic or school." (Christopher J. Graver, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2013)

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