Treating NVLD in Children

Professional Collaborations for Positive Outcomes

  • Jessica Broitman
  • John M. Davis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Jessica Broitman, John M. Davis
    Pages 1-7
  3. Jessica Broitman, John M. Davis
    Pages 9-27
  4. Rebecca Schatz
    Pages 29-51
  5. John M. Davis, Jessica Broitman
    Pages 73-96
  6. Meryl E. Lipton
    Pages 97-115
  7. Dianne Matthaei
    Pages 173-184
  8. Jane McClure
    Pages 217-245
  9. Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Jennifer Wheeler Maedgen
    Pages 297-314
  10. Jodene Goldenring Fine
    Pages 315-325
  11. Jessica Broitman, John M. Davis
    Pages 347-354
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 355-366

About this book


Children with nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD) have needs that can take many forms and may, over time, require consultation and collaboration with professionals from several fields. Given that multiple specialists may be involved in working with children with NVLD – as well as the array of treatment variables – even seasoned practitioners may find themselves in confusing situations.  

Treating NVLD in Children takes a developmental view of how the problems and needs of young people with nonverbal learning disabilities evolve and offers a concise guide for professionals who are likely to contribute to treatment. Expert practitioners across specialties in psychology, education, and rehabilitative therapy explain their roles in treatment, the decisions they are called on to make, and their interactions with other professionals. Collaborative interventions and teamwork are emphasized, as are transitions to higher learning, employment, and the adult world. 

Among the book’s key features are: 

  • A new four-subtype model of NVLD, with supporting research.
  • A brief guide to assessment, transmitting results, and treatment planning.
  • Chapters detailing the work of psychologists, therapists, coaches, and others in helping children with NVLD.
  • Material specific to improving reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • Overview of issues in emotional competency and independent living.
  • An instructive personal account of growing up with NVLD. 

Treating NVLD in Children: Professional Collaborations for Positive Outcomes is a key resource for a wide range of professionals working with children, including school and clinical child psychologists; educational psychologists and therapists; pediatricians; social workers and school counselors; speech and language therapists; child and adolescent psychiatrists; and marriage and family therapists.


ADHD Asperger's Syndrome Assessment Autism Developmental coordination disorder Diagnosis Dyspraxia Executive functioning Fluid reasoning Guidance Interventions Learning disorders Math disorders NLD NLVD Nonverbal learning disorders Psychoeducational evaluation Psychotherapy Screening for NVLD Semantic pragmatic disorder Social-emotional processing Special education eligibility laws Subtypes Visual spatial disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Jessica Broitman
    • 1
  • John M. Davis
    • 2
  1. 1., Clinic and Training CenterSan Francisco Psychotherapy Research GroSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.California State University, East BayHaywardUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6178-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6179-1
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