How My Learning Disability Helped Me Write a Book, by Kacie Berghoef

Had I known as a child that I’d grow up to be a published author, it would’ve provided me with comfort and reassurance in the face of trying times. It wasn’t easy growing up with an undiagnosed learning disability. Despite endless efforts, in school I remained brilliant in some academic

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It’s like being blind, except I can see, by Michelle Thomas

I was diagnosed with a Non-Verbal Learning Disability when I was in my junior year of high school. Learning disabilities weren't even on anyone's radar, not my parents, not my teachers... not mine for sure. I was diagnosed with a chromosome disorder called Turner Syndrome and part of the followup

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When life overflows. My experience with Nvld, and how research can help those with the disability to swim instead of drown, by Katie Nora

When I was diagnosed with nvld, I was living in a youth psychiatric ward due to suicidal ideology. Everything about life was confusing me, I felt drowned by life itself. For my first 18 yrs, I had taken in all aspects of the world with alternative comprehension. This was not

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A Life Re-Examined

It never made sense to me. Why was I in gifted classes in elementary school then as soon as middle school began, I struggled to maintain a C average? How could my elementary school teachers have been so wrong? At night, as I worked hard to complete my homework, I

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Want A Wonderful Life In Adulthood … Embraced The Unique Gifts Of NVLD, by Shari H Cherry

In 1967 when NVLD was first recognized I was just 2 years old. It’s no wonder it took until age 51 to be diagnosed with NVLD. Although my disability went unnamed for those 51 years I knew I was different. I knew that my math struggles, spelling errors, messy handwriting

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Theatre Major with NVLD, by Shelby

I was diagnosed with NVLD in sixth grade. It was very hard to understand why I had this disability and what it even was. I had a rough time in high school with bullying, having separate testing locations, and always being pulled from class to be tested by a psychiatrist.

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Hope, by Ashley D

I remember being in elementary school and being taken out of the classroom or arriving early with my mom, who was a teacher at my school, to meet with the school psychologists. At the time I didn't know that they were test, but they had me do a series of

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Resilience in the Face of Adversity, by Julia Lange

“Julia’s visual-spatial difficulties cause her to be a hazard for herself and other students” “Julia’s speech pattern makes her appear cognitively impaired” “It appears Julia has a mild to moderate case of Nonverbal Learning Disorder” These are a few [paraphrased] quotes from various IEPs and Neuropsychological reports I have from

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Rediscovering Myself After Being Re-Diagnosed with NVLD, by Abby Bell

Hi everyone! My name is Abby and I’m sharing on what it’s been like being recently re-diagnosed with NVLD. I was really little when I was diagnosed with learning disabilities so I wasn’t fully aware how they would impact my life until I went to school. I knew I was

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NVLDifferent, by Thomas Cunnington

Just for a moment, imagine spending the first 18 years of your life unaware that Nonverbal Communication exists. While going to school, playing sports, and attending family events, you are unaware of all non-verbal communication. Imagine, you are eating dinner with your entire family on your birthday. Everything’s going smoothly,

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