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Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Maggie Mamen



This easy-to-read guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present.

Maggie Mamen enables readers to select the most relevant strategies for coping with and managing their particular symptoms. She provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behaviour, self-regulation and improving organization. She also covers relevant teaching methods for the classroom.

This practical and accessible introduction is an essential guide for those families and professionals working with children and adults with NLDs.

Clearly, Maggie Mamen has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the particular strengths and weaknesses of individuals with NLDS. Maggie Mamen's attitude to her subject is both positive and optimistic, based upon current research yet with a practical and common-sense approach for parents and teachers to follow. Her book can be recommended to all those involved with NLD children as a useful addition to current publications.
The Patoss Bulletin
It is relevant to education staff, and the importance of speech and language therapy input is also highlighted. The book covers assessment and further devides nonverbal learning disabilities into subgroups; perceptual, social, written expressive and attentional. It contains easy to read chapters on management strategies and useful websites.
Speech & Language Therapy in Practice
I will certainly re-read this intersting and practical book which I recommend to EP and clinical colleagues and other professionals such as speech therapists.`
Debate, Pat Bennett, Educational Psychologist, Lancashore CIS
Maggie Mamen is a clinical psychologist working in a multi-disciplinary private practice in Ontario, Canada, and has studied learning difficulties for over 25 years. She has presented to professional and parent groups internationally, and has been acknowledged by the Ontario Psychological Association for her outstanding contribution to mental health in education. She is author of The Pampered Child Syndrome: How to Recognize it, How to Manage it and How to Avoid it. A Guide for Parents and Professionals, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Barbara Evers
Gender relations and economic issues
Diane Elson
Structural adjustment - cure or curse? Immplications for Caribbean development
Peggy Antrobus
Changing from subsistence to cash cropping - Sakaramma's story
Rajamma G.
Gender, economic growth and poverty
Noeleen Heyzer
Struggles over patriarchal structural adjustment in Tanzania
Marjorie Mbilinyi
Filipino women demand freedom from debt
Judy Taguiwalo
Is liberalization damaging Albanian women's health
Chris Corrin
The other side of economic success - poverty, inequality and women in Chile
Stephanie Barrientos
Investment finance - off-limits for women
Christine Y. Chilangwa-N'gambi
NGOs and gender policy - some issues from the South Indian silk reeling industry
Linda Mayoux
Saptagram opens up windows of opportunity in Bangladesh
Tahera Yasmin
Empowerment through income generating projects
Rajamma G.
Through Western eyes - two poems
Bridget Walker
News from GADU
Sue Smith.