Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities:
What They Are, What They Aren’t,
and What We Can Do About Them
David P. Sylvestro, MA, CSP
January 27, 2020
10:00 a.m. to Noon
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Starting with its very name, understanding Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities can be a confusing task. Although the features of NVLD— and many of the treatment suggestions— overlap with other social and learning difficulties, the similarities and differences between NVLD and Asperger’s and LD matter. It is important to be able to accurately describe our kids with NVLD to school administrators, teachers, coaches and activity directors. In addition, helping kids with NVLD understand their own constellation of strengths and challenges is a crucial step in developing self-advocacy, independence and resilience.
In this interactive presentation, school psychologist
Dave Sylvestro will compare and contrast NVLD, Asperger’s and LD and will discuss how to help kids with NVLD develop and practice key social skills and anticipate emotional pitfalls often associated with NVLD.
Materials: Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (PDF Format)
More About Dave Sylvestro
Co-sponsored by Wilton Library
SPED*NET Wilton does not provide medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material in this presentation is provided for educational purposes only.