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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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My NVLD Story, by Alex

By NVLD Bloggers

Hello, I’m Alexander, 36 years old, and I’ve known I have NVLD since I was 20. For years I wanted to pay as little attention as possible to this disorder that complicates my life, but now I feel the need to talk about it and possibly also create some awareness around it. My NVLD has long defined my life, something I have only recently realized. Now I want to take my life into my own hands again. Read More

Is it You, Me or NLVD? by Linda Karanzalis, MS, BCCS

By Experts Blog, NVLD Bloggers

Excerpt from the book Misnamed, Misdiagnosed, Misunderstood; Recognizing and Coping with NVLD (nonverbal learning disorder) from Childhood through Adulthood

Throughout my childhood and early adult years, my parents, teachers, friends, and others would get mad at me for the things I did without knowing any better. Thankfully, before my diagnosis, I had figured out ways to not only cope but remediate some of my difficulties, which I’ll talk about later on in the book. Read More

Being Borderline and NVLD: Part B by Melina

By NVLD Bloggers

I was diagnosed with ADHD at nine years old but I suspected of more disorders as I’ve gotten older. I was eventually diagnosed with several disorders at age seventeen, including nonverbal learning disorder and borderline personality disorder. Before my borderline diagnosis, I’ve already done so much research regarding the disorder so I was already expecting it, but before my nonverbal learning disorder diagnosis, I knew about the disability before but never thought that I would have it. When I finally got a diagnosis, it gave me relief affirming me that I knew now what for sure was different about me. Read More

Being Borderline and NVLD: Part A by, Melina

By NVLD Bloggers

It’s been speculated that one third or more of people with borderline personality disorder also have a learning disability. Many people with borderline personality disorder struggle with their relationships and suffer from low self esteem which is also common for people with nonverbal learning disorder. This can be due to our poor interpretation of social cues and other impairments we experience. Read More

The Importance of Having Same Resource Room Teacher and Requesting Teachers Ahead of Time, by Eileen

By Eileen, NVLD Bloggers

One of things I learned during my high school years as a student with NVLD is that having the same resource room teacher all four years was so helpful.  My resource room teacher had such a clear understanding of my NVLD and it made it easier to truly reach my goals. Another thing I learned was that by speaking to your school counselor ahead of time to request teachers is so helpful too as regrettably not all teachers are so accepting of students with disabilities. Some districts do this automatically and others don’t so it is important to speak up especially if you are a hard working student. Read More

Middle Aged Adult with NVLD, by VM

By NVLD Bloggers

Hello I am V.M., I’m in my mid-30s and have NVLD. Like many people I was misdiagnosed with ADHD as a child, but always suspected the diagnosis was incorrect, as I did not not have any of the symptoms. I began to conclude I had NVLD in college after I researched LDs that seem to be math specific and the college psychometrician assessed me. Reading social cues and performing complex processes in the correct sequence is a struggle for me, but I use the approved compensatory methods to mitigate the symptoms. Read More