Two faculty members of the Lab School of Washington, DC will offer parents hands-on strategies they can use with children with nonverbal learning disabilities at a program on Non Verbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) to be held at the Rockville Library on Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Presenters Judith Gillespie and Christine Chang will include -- from the point of view of an occupational therapist and speech language pathologist -- a brief review of the major characteristics of NLD, followed by a series of suggestions, activities, games and strategies in the area of social pragmatic and abstract language, auditory processing, linguistic executive functioning, motor skills, and visual spatial skills.
Chang has been the Director of Occupational Therapy for the past eight years at the Lab School of Washington. Gillespie has more than 25 years of practice in all areas of speech-language pathology with pre-school and school-aged children, and adults. Her primary focus h ...more