About NVLD Research Program

NVLD Research Program

The Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD) Research Program in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at CUMC aims to establish NVLD as a discrete clinical entity, thereby increasing access to appropriate psychological and educational services for those with NVLD.

Research activities include:

  • Neuroimaging and behavioral studies to identify neurobiological substrates of core features of NVLD.
  • Preparation of a proposal for the Steering Committee of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) to consider including NVLD in future DSMs.
  • Conducting workshops for educators and other mental health professionals to raise awareness of NVLD and provide information on best practices for early identification and treatment.