NONVERBAL LEARNING DISORDER
NLD. 1. A frequently
misdiagnosed state of anxiety, confusion, and social withdrawal caused by
inabilities to send and receive common gestures, facial
expressions, and body-language cues. 2. NLD persons may a.
misread everyday nonverbal signals, b. display awkward body
movements, and c. have difficulty associating visual
signs in space and time.
Usage: NLD children rely on the concreteness of verbal speech
and written words, and may be unable to process the subtleties of
E-Commentary: "My learning
disabled son's biggest problem, now that he is pushing 16, is lack of good
social skills. He just isn't responding appropriately to cues. I am unsure
whether it's a lack of perception or a lack of ability to properly respond that
is the difficulty." --R.M., USA (4/11/00 11:19:00 AM Pacific Daylight
Neuro-notes. "A 120-base pair
duplication polymorphism in the dopamine D4 receptor gene (DRD4) shows
preferential transmission with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) .
. ." Anonymous (2000C).
See also AUTISM,
DYSMORPHIC DISORDER, NONVERBAL
LEARNING. Principal web link: NLD on the
YouTube Video: Face-to-Face With NLD
Copyright 1998 - 2016 (David B.
Givens/Center for Nonverbal Studies)