Leslie’s Story, by Leslie

By September 22, 2021 October 13th, 2021 NVLD Bloggers

My first time stumbling upon this website, I was relieved. Hearing the stories on the main page reminded me of my own experience. I’ve always known something was off as if I did not fit in with the society around me. I always had a poor memory and I only excelled in subjects that interested me nothing else. Except under pressure I can finish a 7 page essay 1 day before the deadline.

Dread. That’s how I would describe the feeling before I needed to get in the same vicinity as other kids. I would calculate how to talk because I was sure to say something totally bizarre and off field. My lengthy figure didn’t offer any help in my alienation. Even within my own home I was somewhat of a mute- only talking when I went to school.

The feeling I get when I relax my jaws is as if this is the position they were meant to be in. Not talking at all feels so much better. In college my grades were pretty good It wasn’t until COVID hit and schools switched to Teaching Online that the I realized that something was off. No matter how hard I tried nothing seemed dire enough to do. To begin. My grades plummeted that year.

Many children can benefit from getting the proper diagnosis. Looking into ADHD left me with so many unanswered questions. Similar but still not quite right.  Hearing the stories of others has really helped me know that I am not alone and I hope mine can do the same for others.


Hi! My name is Leslie (20) and looking into NVLD has put my mind at ease. After initially seeing someone explain it off social media there was silence but I still felt heard.

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