Teach him what to say, how to say it, when to say certain words in
Teach him to stop, look, listen and weigh alternatives in puzzling
Train him to observe non-verbal cues (if he doesn’t get it, quietly and
patiently explain the idea)
Explain the rules of social problems and help him get all the information
he needs in social situations before making any decisions to act.
Give him plenty of outside experiences even though he does not like novel
situations. Whenever there is a novel experience (a substitute teacher, a
field trip, a change in schedule, etc. tell him ahead of time and discuss
the strategies he will use to get through these different times)
Use verbal rehearsal and "walk throughs" done step-by-step in
anticipation of novel experiences.
Teach self advocacy by helping him know his strengths in learning; and
make sure he has all his available learning tools: calculator, computer,
software that is helpful.
*Reference: Rourke, Byron P. "Treatment Programme for the
Child with NLD", November, 1994.