I was diagnosed with NVLD in sixth grade. It was very hard to understand why I had this disability and what it even was. I had a rough time in high school with bullying, having separate testing locations, and always being pulled from class to be tested by a psychiatrist. I basically had no friends and I was failing terribly in school.
But then I’m in tenth grade, I was part of a theatre performance at a local high school. I gained so much confidence and I felt like I could be myself. I finally felt that I could go on with my life knowing that I do have control over this disability and I will never let it bring me down! I definitely have come a long way and I am so proud of myself. My sixth grade self would be so happy.
I am now a junior in college and am working towards a bachelors in Theatre Arts with a minor in communications.
I am Shelby. I have a non-verbal learning disability! I am 20 years old and I attend SUNY Fredonia and I am a junior there. My major is General Theatre Studies.Share your own story