Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and Socioemotional Functioning:A Review of Recent Literature
AbstractOver the past decade, there has been increasing interest in the use of subtyping techniques for research and treatment of learning disabilities (LD). This article presents an overview of the current literature relating to a nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD) subtype. Research on the relationship between nonverbal learning disabilities and socioemotional functioning is critically reviewed. Issues of generalizability of research outcomes, individual differences, and treatment validity are addressed. Emphasis is on findings that are most likely to have direct relevance for practitioners.