Nonverbal Learning Disabilities : What kind of communication challenges do parents face when communicating with their children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, and what kind of strategies the parents use to overcome the challenges?
This is a qualitative study that explores and tries to understand what kind of communicational challenges do parents face when communicating with their children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, and to comprehend what kind of strategies these parents use to overcome these challenges.The designation of the Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) was formerly proposed by Johnson and Myklebust. NLD were firstly described by Myklebust as an inability to read and understand nonverbal aspects of one’s environment. (Myklebust, 1975) Children with nonverbal learning disabilities struggle to make sense of all the nonverbal cues present in our communication. These children may totally misunderstand nonverbal communication or, they can understand it but are unable to give an appropriate reply.For this study I will present the challenges of a couple of parents when communicating with their child with NLD, and the strategies used by the parents to overcome the challenges.