Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD)

About NVLD

Neuropsychology identifies nonverbal learning disability (NVLD) as having significant deficits in visual processing, especially visual-spatial abilities, and visualization (executive function). These deficits largely affect an individual with NVLD in math, gross motor, fine motor, handwriting legibility, planning, problem-solving, and communication skills. These symptoms can be identified from nonverbal cues such as facial expression or body language. As a result, these deficits often leads to social and emotional problems as well.

Treatment

At Wow Vision Therapy, we treat binocular vision deficiencies with a personalized approach. With this approach, each session is one-on-one (therapist-to-patient), conducted under doctor supervision. During treatment, our doctors and therapists apply state-of-the-art technology and procedures, making treatment fun and productive. Our advanced approach incorporates coordinated movement, balance, auditory processing and cognitive abilities. After treatment, our patients obtain significantly improved vision, academic abilities, and coordination skills. These improvements empower our patients’, instill a greater sense of confidence, and produce lives that are more productive.

For those with NVLD, we provide a comprehensive model of vision therapy. We target and remediate the visual-spatial processing, as well as, the executive and visual motor deficits. Our goal is to remediate the cause of the “disability” by helping our patients gain better function in math, handwriting, reading fluency, comprehension, learning in the classroom and the development of social skills and improved confidence through vision development.

Additional Resources

Developmental Optometry’s Important Role in Nonverbal Learning Disability – NVLD

NONVERBAL LEARNING DISABILITIES (NLD)