Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD)

What Is Nonverbal Learning Disability?

NVLD is a brain-based condition that affects skills like abstract thinking, spatial relationships, social functioning, and performance in mathematics. An individual with NVLD struggles socially and cannot interpret important social cues. While we don’t know what causes NVLD, one theory involves the differences in important brain processes and functions between the left and right sides of the brain.

NLVD and Children

Children with NVLD are often misunderstood because of their lack of social skills and other behaviors they display. Unfortunately, peers and adults may see them as odd or immature and may think they are inattentive or defiant.

How Can Neurofeedback Help?

Children with NVLD can display both underactive and overactive brain wave functioning as well as poor communication between the right and left sides of their brain. Key areas of the brain related to learning and processing, need to communicate at rapid speeds with each other in order for efficient processing to occur. Improving connectivity helps the brain to work more efficiently. Neurofeedback training involves reinforcing the brain to self-regulate with better connectivity and timing, which results in improved learning, social, and language processing.

How Can an Evaluation Help?

Children with NVLD are often misdiagnosed and the disorder is not properly identified until middle or high school. Associated behaviors and issues can be difficult for parents to manage and children can struggle in academic and social realms. Getting a complete evaluation not only identifies strengths and weaknesses but gives parents a plan of action.

How Can Counseling, Parent Coaching, and Behavioral Coaching Help?

Parenting a child with NVLD can be overwhelming and receiving therapeutic coaching can give parents the tools they need to support their child. Children can also benefit from direct counseling or behavioral support and learn ways to interact in more socially appropriate ways, as well as self-regulate.

Why Dr. Roseann for NVLD?

Dr. Roseann is a Psychologist who supports children, adults, and families from all over the U.S. with research-based holistic therapies that are bridged with neuroscience.

Dr. Roseann is a Board Certified Neurofeedback (BCN) Practitioner and is a Board Member of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society (NRBS) and Epidemic Answers.

She is also a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and The Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).

We Are Here to Help

Dr. Roseann Cappana-Hodge uses Neurofeedback, Biofeedback & other non-invasive treatments to create custom and drugless solutions to aid the improvement of health naturally. Schedule a consultation to meet with us and start on your road to health.

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge & Associates does not guarantee certain results.