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The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disorders Spiral-bound – 1997

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Sue Thompson's book demystifies the nature and needs of children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities. She translates scholarly research into an understandable manual for the identification and treatment of these children and youths. The book is filled with useful checklists, anecdotes, methods and resources.

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  • Spiral-bound: 182 pages
  • Publisher: LinguiSystems (1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760601631
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760601631
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #712,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 1, 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
This book is considered the definitive work for parents of NLDer's. I'll admit it's very good but it does have some flaws. I want to start by saying that I was diagnosed with mild NLD at the age of 18. This affects my view of the book in that it really isn't that useful for high school and beyond. Her CAMS don't mix with a university setting and the adults she profiles have depressing lives. Thompson's example of a college student bothers me because she is portrayed as being unable to attend anything but a "local junior college". I also agree with the reviewer who said that Thompson spends to much time focousing on extreme cases, not everyone with NLD needs such intense interventions. Some of the examples are really worst case scenarios. Another thing that I'd like to point out is that not all NLDer's have problems with reading comprehension. I'm an English lit major with no reading problems and have read of other NLD individuals who don't have this kind of difficulty. Finally, typing isn't the magic solution she says it is- the same deficits that make writing difficult can affect typing ability. Good starter book but don't assume your child is going to be that bad. I wish she would expand on this book with something not geared towards just young children.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 31, 2002
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My child's Occupational Therapist handed me this book and told me to skim it quickly. She thought my child had NLD and suggested I review the book and see if I agreed. Thanks to the numerous checklists in Thompson's book I was able to get a handle on what the problem was.
But it isn't all checklists. Thompson has illustrative anecdotes that explain what it's like to have an NLD child, and to BE an NLD child. Some of them are absolutely heartbreaking, such as the boy who jumped off a building because he believed his "friends" who assured him he could fly. Some are encouraging, showing how therapy, accomodations, and hard work can help children overcome this learning disorder. And some just make you think... different.
If you've heard the phrase "Non-verbal learning disability" and aren't sure what it means or whether it applies to your child, or what to do about it, do check this book out. An excellent resource for parents, teachers, and anyone else who works with any children with NLD.
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 8, 2000
Format: Spiral-bound
I would highly recommend this book to educators or parents who recognize a learning problem in their child, that doesnot seem to "fit" in the "usual" learning disability category. My child's resource teacher recommended this book to me since I could not understand why he never fit into the ADD/ ADHD dyslexic "mold" completely. By reading this book I can now work on the specific needs of the child without implementing things that may not work. A real "eye opener"
Thank you Sue Thompson for bringing out a book on this "silent" misunderstood disability.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Marina Green on October 11, 2001
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After my son tested to have NVLD, we were told to read this book. It is the best on this topic, but I have two complaints: it contains a lot of jargon that can be difficult for regular people to understand. And the examples are so extreme--while you will feel good that your child isn't "that bad", if you show this book to a teacher, they may decide they can't handle a child with NVLD. It would be better if it included a section about the various levels of NVLD that can occur and how to deal with them.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6, 2001
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My son was in high school before we saw this book, but it changed our lives. Perfect for elementary grades, but would help at any age. The cluster of strengths and weaknesses around NLD includes some very unexpected things, and the whole picture is here. Comprehensive and knowledgable, but easy to read with many specific common sense suggestions. Very useful and calm way to suggest new ideas to your school. A wonderful investment that will be of use to your family for many years.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amy F on June 21, 2001
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The difinitive book on NLD. Tells many aspects. Gives examples in the extreme of just how badly NLD can affects areas of a person's life. Was a relief because now I understand how my daughter thinks and which particular "swiss cheese hole in her brain" she has and because she's not as bad as the extreme examples given. But it also warned me of areas where I as her parent can help her strengthen her weaknesses. Now I know why such a smart girl can be so clueless. I love her how she is, and I can be helpful to her now.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Peters on January 15, 2004
Format: Spiral-bound
Although I agree that some of the adult 'outcome' examples are scary, such gives us all the more impetus to help kids w/NLD and to spread the word at any stage; this user-friendly source book is the definitive intro for parents and school-folk (followed then by P.Tanguay's pair of books: NLD at Home, and NLD at School). The base of the front cover states the previous title which (if you're a parent or friend of someone with NLD) rings SO TRUE: "I Shouldn't Have to TELL You..." Well, yes, we do -- and yes, we do need this book back in circulation, maybe with some updating. I've special-ordered multiple copies for others and it's getting mighty expensive -- but worth it."
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By F.K. on October 12, 2005
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I have read multiple books on NVLD and highly recommend this book over all of the books as it contains a wide range of data and explains relevant test scores in great detail. She provides excellent information on diagnosing NVLD, coping with NVLD at home and IEP suggestions for the school. Sue Thompson is the guru of NVLD. I also highly recommend both of Pamela Tanguay's (sp?) books on dealing with NVLD at school and at home. If you only purchase one book, Sue Thompson's is the best.
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