Nonverbal learning disorder

A nonverbal learning disorder (or nonverbal learning disability), or NVLD, is a neurological problem. It can cause lower verbal skills, lower motor, social skills and other areas.[1] A person with NVLD also has problems in non-verbal problem solving, understanding humor and rote learning (remembering something by repeating it).

NVLD is linked with autism spectrum disorders, mostly autism or Asperger's. Most people with either high-functioning autism or Asperger fit this actual type.[2] This condition, though, is also tied to depression and anxiety.

Nonverbal learning disabilities affect one in ten learning disabled children.[3]


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  2. "Nonverbal Learning Disability". The National Center for Learning Disability. Retrieved Jan 14, 2014.
  3. Liza Little, PsyD, RN. "The Misunderstood Child:The Child With a Nonverbal Learning Disorder" (PDF).CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)