Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

 

HAS TROUBLE INTERPRETING NONVERBAL CUES LIKE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS OR BODY LANGUAGE AND MAY HAVE POOR COORDINATION.
  • Currently non-verbal learning disabilities are not listed in IDEA or the DSM-5 as a specific type of learning disability. There is a developing body of research that indicates approximately 5 percent of individuals with learning disabilities display the cognitive and academic difficulties that are associated with nonverbal learning disabilities.
  • Research indicates that nonverbal learning disabilities are associated with impairment in three broad areas, including motoric skills, visual-spatial organizational memory, and social abilities.
  • Individuals with this type of learning disability have a well-developed vocabulary, as well as strong reading recognition ability and rote language skills.