Additional evidence of a nonverbal learning disability in survivors of pediatric brain tumors


Journal Article

The purpose of the study was to further examine the utility of the nonverbal learning disability (NLD) model for characterizing deficits in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Data from measures of cognitive, academic, and social functioning were gathered from 101 survivors. Results revealed a pattern consistent with expectations based on the NLD model including stronger verbal than nonverbal intellectual and memory functioning, stronger reading than math skills, and weaknesses in visual-motor integration and processing speed. Moreover, findings support evidence of social problems in this sample. Further testing of the NLD model is needed to provide a comprehensive roadmap for assessment and intervention in pediatric cancer survivors. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bonner, MJ; Hardy, KK; Willard, VW; Gururangan, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 63

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0273-9615

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02739610802615849

Citation Source

  • Scopus