I Have Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Nonverbal Learning Disorder anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Nonverbal Learning Disorder. You're not alone. 54 People

    I have an 11 year old son

    who was diagnosed with NLD a year ago. He already suffers with depression and anxiety, low self-esteem and attacks of uncontrollable rage. Despite being very social and very bright, he has a hard time connecting with peers, having empathy for them, understanding their world...
    LauraLaz LauraLaz
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2014

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone else with NLD

    shares these traits: *Is very good at learning foreign languages. *Is terrified of driving. *Likes to sit on the floor. *Likes "solid" foods (such as bread or meat) but dislikes "wiggly" foods (such as eggs or mushrooms) *Is androgynous/queer in some way *Tends not to have...
    martianindisguise martianindisguise
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    Adult Diagnosis Of Non-verbal Learning Disorder

    I'm an almost 32-year old woman. I was diagnosed with NLD at 29 after having difficulties getting employment and studying at college--my verbal IQ is 129--while my visual/spatial intelligence is only 93. That's a 36 point difference. The developmental pyschologist who diagnosed...
    missiongrrl missiongrrl
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Apr 14, 2012

    Dyslexic To Non Verbal Leading Disorder.

    I was originally diagnosed with dyslexia in fourth grade. I completed all the recommended tutoring by 6th grade. My freshman year in highschool I was asked to be reevaluated . So I was and it turned out I was not dyslexic . But I have nonverbal learning disorder. I am good at...
    999Amber999 999Amber999
    Mar 20, 2012

    NLD is my life

    NLD scares me. I shirk away from social interaction even though I want friends. No one knows what it is. Even my psychologist in my recent neuropsychology report wasn't clear. None of them are. I've seen them all. My parents never told me. I found the books they bought. I feel...
    Lonelyopus Lonelyopus
    5 Responses Nov 23, 2012

    So emotions are a bit of an odd one

    for me. So obviously NLD affects making social judgements, or picking up non-verbal social cues. I do find myself tending to sit by myself more often that not for sure (and sometimes preferring it.) but what I feel is most troubling is how Overly attached i feel emotionally...
    krypno krypno
    18-21, M
    Sep 20, 2015

    I have a strange question

    if anyone else out there with NLD or knows about it could help. The only time in my life I have not been painfully sensitive to touch and sound were the years I smoked. I quit again and it's coming back again and I want to know if there is any way to deal with it or medicate...
    Stuckinmyhead0o Stuckinmyhead0o
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

    Here And Know

    I am 31 years old.  A few months ago, I was diagnosed with a non verbal learning disorder.  My desired to get tested because I had struggled not only in school but also life.  My most resent struggle was my marriage and unfortunately divorce.  Part of my divorce, and in a...
    megangoddess megangoddess
    Mar 24, 2011

    I've always had horrible spatial skills.

    Today, I unwittingly gave someone wrong directions while I was dog walking and realized it after the fact. I later googled "poor spatial skills", which I have always thought of as a personality trait, and came across this disorder. Many of the symptoms are things I have...
    caroline8 caroline8
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 25

    Still Alive @55

    I was recently diagnosed with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder at the tender age of 55......I sought therapy after having some difficulty (ok, LOTS OF DIFFICULTY) with paperwork at my current job. It took me ten years to get my Bachelor of Science Degree....I have a Master of Arts...
    Bongo1976 Bongo1976
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 27, 2013

    I was diagnosed with NLD

    when I was 17. Since then I have worked very hard to overcome many of the challenges I face in academic, professional and personal settings. Growing up larger unaware of NLD it was somewhat of a relief to get the diagnosis as it outlined and explained many of the issues I faced...
    bluenyc1984 bluenyc1984
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015

    This Might Not Be The Best Time...

    ...but I'm going to write something anyway. I'm trying to ignore a toothache, fortunately I've had a lifetime of practice ignoring pain, which is merely weakness leaving the body. Fun weirdness, I was 40 when I figured out that sleepiness and bedtime were SUPPOSED to happen at...
    MuR1618 MuR1618
    1 Response Mar 24, 2013

    so... today I failed my second driving test.

    .. I ran over a curb... whilst driving... BACKWARDS.... (because the state of Nevada insists that one must back up along a curb for 50 feet...) anyways all I can think now is dam you visual spacial processing! (how very NLD of me to think that driving was not going to be a...
    thatartistgirl thatartistgirl
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    I wish i was never diagnosed,

    everybody including family treat me so differently
    kaylakoerper kaylakoerper
    31-35, F
    Aug 25, 2015

    Thank you for all your posts.

    It's good know I am not alone. I was diagnosed at the age of 58. I always knew I had some kind of learning disability. I was very slow to pick up social skills and always felt awkward when around other children. It takes me a lot longer to do things than most other people and I...
    deb2000 deb2000
    61-65, F
    1 Response May 26, 2014

    I was diagnosed with nonverbal learning

    disorder at the young age of eight years old. It is really hard to deal with and it comes with many challenges and struggles. I'm grateful to my parents for helping me and teaching me things on how I can overcome it but some aspects of this disorder I still have such as making...
    georgiapeach1995 georgiapeach1995
    18-21, F
    Aug 5, 2015

    I was diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning

    Disorder in 2nd grade. I have issues with anything math related and I need written instructions when I have to do a list of things because I have a terrible short term memory and I get lost very easily
    18-21, F
    Mar 1

    Acting Classes May Have Changed The Path Of My Life

    Hi. uhmmm first of all Id like to thank all of you in the group for posting your stories, it really inspired me to share mine.I've always been different, recently I asked my Dad when he and my mom first suspected that there may be something wrong with me. He said when I was in...
    DisneyDreamer DisneyDreamer
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2013

    Anybody know what a good job would be

    for me? I'm 15 and I just don't know what would be a good fit. I have tried fast food but I just can't do it.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    I'm 19 years old and I was diagnosed with NLD

    that co-occurs with ADHD about a month ago. I'm currently going to a conservatory and majoring in Musical Theater. I chose to get diagnosed because my music theory teacher noticed the issues I was having with my working memory. I also often fail to recognize symbols right away...
    Amanda3Marie Amanda3Marie
    3 Responses May 7, 2014

    Does anyone have NLD

    and normal social skills? I have all the other symptoms to the tee but not the social ones. My verbal iq is 132 and my performance is 77
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney
    18-21, F
    Dec 17, 2015

    Being diagnosed (as it was last year) has

    taught me a lot of things. There are online support groups, you can learn more about yourself. It was a hard process but I am getting there. It's hard to deal with it as I am also diagnosed with 5% social awareness. So little every day things are a challenge. But I've seen...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    Hi! Just found this site,

    awesome it exists. First of all, i'm sorry if my english isn't perfect, i am from the netherlands. (we make cheese and we live under sealevel) I have been looking everywhere to find a way to contact/meet people who have NLVD as well. Mainly because i met 1 person in my entire...
    pandawolf pandawolf
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2014

    How To Live On With This?

    I am 17 and not until a few days ago I was diagnosed with NVLD. When I found out what it was at last I felt a huge relief but great angry striked me that night. I literally destroyed a my whole room because I couldn't accept the fact that there was no cure for such a terrible...
    Protox2k Protox2k
    6 Responses May 6, 2013
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