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Nonverbal Learning Disorder


Please note: Being listed here is not per se an endorsement of any particular site or email list. I have included annotations for those sites or lists that I am familiar with and strongly recommend.

Sites & Articles

A good introductory article on NLD by Sue Thompsom, MA, can be found at


Non-Verbal Learning Disorders Association

NLD on the Web

Part of the ASPEN site has NLD links and articles

Tera's NLD Jumpstation: A Resource on Nonverbal Learning Disabilities by an NLD Person

"Nonverbal Learning Disability:  How to Recognize It and Minimize its Effects" by Jean Foss is a helpful ERIC digest to share with teachers

Email Lists/Bulletin Boards

The Gifted-NLD-AS list is specifically for parents and teachers of gifted/NLD children

NLD in Common listserv/support group

NLDline’s bulletin boards

                                   Books on Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Growing up with NLD by Deborah Green. Silicon Heights Computers.

Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome: A Parent's Guide by Kathryn Stewart. New Harbinger Publications.

The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disorders by Sue Thompson. Linguisystems.


Overwhelmed by all the terminology and abbreviations? In addition to the acronyms page at this site, there's an excellent Dictionary for Parents of Children with Disabilities (in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat to read it) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/.  It is also available as a website (but may take a long time to load) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/dictionary.htm
There's a shorter "Glossary and Guide to Acronyms" (also in PDF) by Leslie Packer, Ph.D., at http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/Files/Conditions/Glossary2002.pdf
Another dictionary can be found at http://www.feat.org/legal/speddict.htm and another list of acronyms at http://www.feat.org/legal/terms.html

Last updated Friday October 06, 2006

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