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The Struggles With Having an Non-Verbal Learning Disability, by Taylor

By NVLD Bloggers

Hello, my name is Taylor Richardson and I am 21 years old. And I have a Non-verbal Learning Disability. Wasn’t diagnosed until the 9th Grade about it. I graduated from high school in 2021 Whetstone High School. I was in school for 14 years because I started school late but the other reason was because I thought that my parents and teachers thought it was best for me to get held back a year. Read More

Lost in Space: The Struggle of Body Awareness in NVLD, by Taylor

By NVLD Bloggers

What are you doing right now?

Can you picture yourself? You can probably imagine the position of your limbs in relation to each other and the space around them. Your head. Your hands, feet, shoulders. Imagine yourself right now. Can you picture the look on your face? Can you visualize your posture, whether relaxed, tense, slumped down, or erect? Chances are, you know what you look like right now. Read More

My Experience of Overcoming An NVLD, by Eileen

By Eileen, NVLD Bloggers

Growing up with an NVLD, one of the things that greatly bothered me was how clear it was that students weren’t being encouraged to challenge themselves a little by joining activities, and having new experiences. It truly took some time for my support team to understand my parents’ philosophies. However, as time went on it ended up being a great learning experience for us all. The truth is students with an NVLD and other disabilities loved challenging themselves more than some realized. Read More

NVLD/Anxiety/Depression/Addiction, by Jacob

By NVLD Bloggers

Hello, my name is Jacob McDonald. I am a 23-year-old male and I have a nonverbal learning disability (NVLD). Before I share my story I would just like to say how pleased I am that there is a website that fully explains this neurological condition and that there are people out there that experience very similar issues that I have in their lives. It makes me feel not alone and more compelled to share my experience with others so that more awareness can be spread about this highly complex and serious condition. Read More

Still learning , by Jenny

By NVLD Bloggers

I was diagnosed with NVLD and dysgraphia much later in life 39 to be exact. I had completed my masters in social work and  had full time employment already. I always struggled in clearly explaining on paper what I wanted to say. People did and still make negative judgments based on how I process information and make snide comments at times throughout  my life. sometimes even pointed out by others the differential treatment I have received.I feel better education needs to given to those in the workplaces at all levels everywhere. I continue to work in a helping field and find it amazing how much self advocacy still needs to occur.  When I have been open and shared with higher ups in the industry it is often met with criticism or contempt  or  even punitive. I hope as I continue in my career  more information will become available in my journey  that will provide insight into those that struggle with both of these conditions along with more acceptance and less judgement.


I’m a social worker. I’m married with two children and have  a few dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family and going swimming.

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