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College Process and Having An NVLD, by Eileen

By NVLD Bloggers

It is no secret that I am a strong believer that students with an NVLD and similar disabilities are better suited to attend colleges with comprehensive support services as it increases successful outcomes. It isn’t unusual for these students to face more than academic challenges so they greatly benefit from having daily support. However, I am also realistic. If you’re not dedicated to your studies and achieving personal growth these programs won’t increase your likelihood for success as unlike in high school they won’t track you down. Read More

Rejecting Labels with NVLD, by Kristen

By NVLD Bloggers

One way in which I practice discourse analysis (as part of the research I conduct as a program director and evaluator) is through reading blogs. I can usually pick apart deeper messages within the author’s words, and get a better sense of who they are as a person. The vast, vast majority are cisgendered, heterosexual women, and the overwhelming majority of them suffer from crippling anxiety, of which I feel nothing but empathy for. No one should feel constant fear over their identity, but many do. Read More

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