What is NLD?

Here’s a quick definition of NLD:

Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD) is a specific learning disability.  It impacts visual-spatial processing and social comprehension.  Visual-spatial skills are controlled by the brain’s right hemisphere.  They help people judge and respond to gestures and facial expressions, map out locations, gauge distances, and put together shapes, among other skills.  Social comprehension is a learning process that allows people to begin and end conversations, work comfortably in group settings, run meetings, and be a successful public speaker.  NLD is very challenging to live with for these reasons.  I should point out that many people with NLD work very hard to socialize and want to do so, but it is more difficult because we communicate somewhat differently.

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