My Hidden Disability, by Kamryn

By December 7, 2023 NVLD Bloggers

Let’s take this back to when I was 5 years old and in Kindergarten, My teacher informed my parents that she was concerned with my learning and noticed I was having some difficulties – social-wise, learning-wise, spatially. Throughout school, I struggled hard for many years without any firm answers. Teachers told me I was defiant or I just chose not to listen.

But in my head kids are doing things I’m supposed to be able to achieve yet my paper looked like another language, I remember sitting there for hours staring at the paper trying to just be like the average student but it never worked. I couldn’t remember the teacher’s lesson to save my life it was like all of it was erased from my memory the next day. But I could remember someone’s family member or dog it didn’t make sense which is so frustrating.

By the time I was diagnosed with NVLD, I was 21 years old, While this disability is so infuriating it taught me so much I learned that I can adapt and overcome anything, NVLD doesn’t define us it makes us! Who we are! Thank you for listening to my story


My name is Kamryn I’m 29, and I have NVLD and this is my story.

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