American sign language: a teacher's resource text on by Charlotte Baker-Shenk, Dennis Cokely

By Charlotte Baker-Shenk, Dennis Cokely

Cokely D., Baker-Shenk C. American signal Language.. A Teacher's source textual content on Curriculum, tools, and assessment (Gallaudet collage Press, 1991)(ISBN 0930323858)(400dpi)(188s)

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When they reach adolescence and puberty, they may have a passive, withdrawn behavioral pattern. In some cases, this can turn into depression. 5 Language/Speech When NLD children are babies, their language/speech development is very slow. It is often speculated that they could be deaf or mute. When they are toddlers, they start developing speech at a quicker pace. They talk a lot, with a large WHAT IS NLD? 33 vocabulary, and know something about almost everything. A parent said of her son: “Once he got started, there was no stopping him.

Most NLD children have normal intelligence, but there is a substantial difference between their 30 NON-VERBAL LEARNING DISABILITIES verbal and visual-spatial intelligence, the latter being the weaker. When the child is less gifted, the weaknesses are more apparent. The NLD child learns little from experience. Every even slightly different situation is regarded as a new one. The memory for new complex material and for difficult verbal information is very limited and weak. When Joyce went to a class, for example mathematics, and the class was given in a different room than usual, Joyce would forget the usual routine of switching on the light when walking into the room and putting the “do not disturb” sign on the door.

By the end of primary school the mathematical problems are visible in the way the child reasons and in their difficulty when it comes to forming a judgment. Their mathematical weaknesses are expressed in a lack of perseverance, untidiness, confusion when it comes to mathematical signs (multiplication, addition, subtraction and division), and getting the order of digits in a number mixed up. WHAT IS NLD? 39 These last two types of weakness seem to coincide with weak visual coordination. The NLD child’s level in mathematics is lower than in reading and writing, and this is an important factor in diagnosing NLD.

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