Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Gifted... need info.
Hello! Anyone here have a gifted child that is also classified as having a NVLD? (Nonverbal Learning Disorder) This is a category under Autism, apparently under the medical diagnoses, but not in the DSM IV - psychological diagnoses book.
I'm looking for information on NVLD. I've read two books. The one book was written in 1992, but I'd like to read something a little more current.... something that would compare scores of the WISC IV instead of the WISC III, which is what I've found in these older books.
To make a long story short.... my son was tested by the school district and had a high IQ qualifying him for gifted. We wrote up the goals for his GIEP.
We have testing set up soon, by a hospital for children, and we shared the test results of the school's testing along with the GIEP report and goals to the dr. we are dealing with at the hospital.
Little did we expect to hear that the dr. in charge of the hospital program is very unhappy about the school's testing and goals and thinks they are skirting around a diagnosis that should have been made. This dr. thinks my son has a NVLD disorder.
So now my husband and I are concerned. We even thought about not taking him for the testing at the hospital. What do we do if they come up with a diagnosis the school doesn't agree with and won't accomodate for? We certainly don't have money for a lawyer.
At this point our son has been pretty successful and happy. We work with him at home and over the summer and enrich him with many activities and experiences.
Anyone have any thoughts on what I just shared? Any sites to find out more on NVLD or current reads?
I'm concerned that he will get this label and it won't be accurate. He already has the labels as gifted and add. And as other posters have said.... bright kids can totally resemble that they have other disorders just because they are in their own worlds.