I'm looking for another school. We're willing to consider boarding as an option. Also, what are good questions to ask about teaching methods for nonverbal LD?
However, they often have difficulties in other academic areas, particularly writing. They may have significant gross- and fine-motor difficulties. They may also struggle with visual-spatial-organizational tasks. The greatest area of difficulty for children with nonverbal difficulties is usually in their social interactions. Children with nonverbal learning disorders are very "concrete" in their interpretations of social situations. They will not "read" nonverbal social cues and that's where they get into trouble with peers.
When exploring schools for your son, definitely ask how they accommodate the needs of children with nonverbal learning disorders in their settings. Sue Thompson has written a wonderful book, The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, that is very helpful to both parents and teachers who deal with students with nonverbal learning disabilities. She has many suggestions for both accommodations and interventions that you can use as a guide during your search process. For a good resource on schools, try Peterson's Private Secondary Schools or SchoolSearch Guide to Private Schools with Programs or Services for Students with Learning Disabilities. You can order the SchoolSearch Guide directly by calling 617-489-5785.