DS dx w/ NVLD, anyone else?

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DS dx w/ NVLD, anyone else?
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Thu, 09-25-2008 - 6:16pm

Hello, my 10 yr old ds was recently diagnosed with Non Verbal Learning Disorder. Intro: I was a SAHM until 2 yrs. ago, now work part time. I have two ds's 14 months apart, older ds is 10, younger ds just turned 9. Younger ds has always been our "golden child" extremely intelligent, good natured, lots of friends, excels at everything--sports, school, etc.. Older ds has always struggled slightlywith social interactions, he's not good at sports, struggles in school. I always thought he was ADD/ADHD. Teachers never brought it up, it was my own gut instinct (I have a Psych degree). We recently had him evaluated. He was diagnosed with NVLD.


Now, 3 weeks into 5th grade...he is having some issues. Has been interupting the class with talking, bothering his classmates with these disruptions. The teacher mentiones that he seems to be having some social issues now, like kids are leaving him out, being mean, etc.


I just wondered if anyone else has been diagnosed with this. I feel quite alone, and I know it is similar to Aspergers and Autism. Anyone? Thanks...


Lisa

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Thu, 09-25-2008 - 9:52pm

Welcome to the board. You've found the right place. NVLD is an autistic spectrum disorder on the higher end of functioning, like AS or HFA.

My own son was dx as NVLD with Asperger characteristics when he was 7. They didn't want to give him a full AS dx because he was so young. Now at almost 10, he's definitely AS. So you see, the labels kind of merge into one another sometimes and some people will argue whether different labels are really the same thing or not. It's all kind of mixed up at this point. And the label matters less than whether your kid is receiving the right services and support. Don't feel so alone - this is a place where you can belong.

So do hang around and post. This is a great bunch of ladies. Also we have chats on Thurs and Sat nights. It's a great way to relax and get to know each other.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Thu, 09-25-2008 - 11:55pm

I so agree with Drea.