Simsbury, CT, October 13, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Parents, educators and professionals who address Nonverbal Learning Disorders and other communication challenges are invited to attend a national conference on the topic, November 2 & 3.
“This is an opportunity for everyone affected by NLD to learn more about the diagnosis and effective interventions and promote collaboration among service providers,” said Patricia Carrin, President of the Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association, a non-profit organization based in Simsbury, CT. “It is also a chance to meet others who are dealing with these challenges on a day-to-day basis.”
Nonverbal Learning Disorder is a neurophysiological disorder, originating in the right hemisphere of the brain that prohibits people from understanding many aspects of communication. It affects processing, educational and social development. While each case is unique, very often those affected with NLD are very intelligent and can thrive if given the proper opportunities. Since its diagnosis in the late 1980s the role of NLD has been studied extensively, along with its relationship to other communication disorders, including Asperger’s and autism.
The theme of the 11th national conference: A Road to the Future: Collaborations and Effective Interventions, is geared to give attendees useful information that can be applied to day-to-day challenges for the person with NLD.
Keynote speaker Paul B. Yellin, MD, FAAP is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine Director and The Yellin Center for Student Success in NYC. The former National Director of the student Success Program at the All Kinds of Minds Institute®. Dr. Yellin’s presentation will cover managing NLD-Perspectives of a Pediatrician and Parent. In addition, on Friday featured speaker Jonathan Mooney, Author of "The Short Bus" will give a powerful presentation that supports parents in celebrating the strengths, gifts and talents of their exceptional child. Research shows that self-esteem is essential to students’ success. Jonathan often coaches parents to help teachers and school administrators realize their labeled students’ assets.
In addition sixteen workshops over the two days will deal with intervention, as well as specialized areas including assessment and diagnosis for professionals, strategies and interventions teachers, for parents and adults with NLD.
The Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association- 11th National Conference
Sheraton Hotel Stamford, CT
Friday November 2nd - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Banquet with Speaker 6pm-8pm
Saturday November 3rd - 8 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
Registration: $159. per day $299. for both days
Scholarships available Register at www.NLDA.org
Contact for more information:
(860) 658-5522 or email@example.com