Neuropsychology identifies nonverbal learning disability (NVLD) as having significant deficits in visual processing, especially visual-spatial abilities, and visualization (executive function). These deficits affect an individual with NVLD in math, gross motor, fine motor, handwriting legibility, planning, problem-solving, and communication skills. These symptoms can be identified from nonverbal cues such as facial expression or body language. As a result, these deficits often lead to social and emotional problems as well.
For those with NVLD, we target and remediate the visual-spatial processing, as well as, the executive and visual-motor deficits. Our goal is to remediate the cause of the “disability” by helping our patients gain better function in math, handwriting, reading fluency, comprehension, learning in the classroom and the development of social skills and improved confidence through vision development.