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ADHD / ADD / Attention Deficit:
The ADD / ADHD Online Newsletter - Laura Stevens
Published monthly many of the articles focus on nutrition and ADD / ADHD
Feingold Program - the potential role of food and synthetic additives in the treatment of ADD/ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disabilities
A wide range of information about Attention Deficit Disorder and its related challenges
ADD resources and info
Non Verbal Learning Difficulty (NLD):
What is NLD? Non Verbal learning disorders (NLD) is a neurological syndrome consisting of specific assets and deficits. The assets include early speech and vocabulary development, remarkable rote memory skills, attention to detail, early reading skills development and excellent spelling skills. In addition, these individuals have the verbal ability to express themselves eloquently. Moreover, persons with NLD have strong auditory retention. Three major categories of deficits and dysfunction also present themselves:
Motoric (lack of co-ordination, severe balance problems, and difficulties with graphmotor skills)
Visual - Spatial - Organisational (lack of image, poor visual recall, faulty spatial perceptions, difficulties with executive functioning* and problems with spatial relations)
Social (lack of ability to comprehend nonverbal communication, difficulties adjusting to transitions and novel situations, and deficits in social judgment and social interaction)
*Definition of executive functioning: Neuropsychological functions including, but perhaps not limited to, decision making, planning, initiative, assigning priority, sequencing, motor control, emotional regulation, inhibition, problem solving, planning, impulse control, establishing goals, monitoring results of action, self-correcting.
More info and sources
Reading Comprehension - Free Worksheets