Nonverbal learning disability: Adult outcomes

Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Seminars in Clinical Neuropsychiatry 08/2000; 5(3):198-204. DOI: 10.1053/scnp.2000.6732
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There are few empirical studies of the adult outcomes of nonverbal learning disability (NLD). An overwhelming majority of NLD studies has been devoted to the nature of academic difficulties of school children, whereas the few follow-up studies have tended to be limited to college-age young adults. Herein, it is argued that the problems of adults with NLD do not fall solely in academic areas, and that early academic remediation programs might do well to include intervention in emotional and social skills enhancement.

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