Presented by Dr. Dean J. M. Mooney, Ph.D. NCSP, Psychologist/Founder, Maple Leaf Clinic, Wallingford, VT
“Nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD)” describes a specific pattern of neuropsychological assets and deficits that impacts an individual’s success in academic and social settings. While this colors all aspects of the person’s life, it does not limit who he or she can become. Dr. Mooney will provide participants with an overview of nonverbal learning disabilities and how this diagnosis can affect a student in the classroom setting, at home and at work. He will provide ideas, strategies, models and interventions that are comprehensive and proactive to maximize the potential of diagnosed students. The presentation will include developmental manifestations and identification and will place particular emphasis on interventions for the classroom and workplace and planning for future success. A discussion of challenges faced by a person with NLD with regard to relationships and social skills will be presented and Dr. Mooney will share practical suggestions and present case studies. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Dr. Dean Mooney is a licensed clinical psychologist - doctorate and a licensed school psychologist in the state of Vermont. In addition, he is a nationally certified school psychologist. He is the co-author of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Guide to School Success (May 2006), Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Guide to School Success - The Teacher’s Manual (September 2007), A Train Ride to Grandma’s (With NO Chocolate Donut!) (September 2009) and A Snapshot of Me – A Student with NLD (2016). Dr. Mooney has lectured on the topic of NLD for local and national organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and England. He is also on the Medical Advisory Board for the Turner Syndrome Foundation and the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States.
The registration fee is $65. Individuals with NLD and their families may register for $25 per person. Lunch is included. To register for this conference and join our mailing list, visit www.transitionsusaevents.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 775-5384.
Rooms have been reserved for 6/23 and 6/24 at the following hotels for a discounted rate: Holiday Inn | $107.95 | (518) 762-4686 and Microtel | $79.00 | (518) 762-5425.