Again, much apology for my lack of time, and fewer posts. Today I wanted to talk about a thought pattern I often find myself in. I’ll think things like: “I don’t have NLD,” or “I can be neurotypical,” or “I know how to make up for my NLD challenges.” Then I’ll either have an NLD moment, such as a visual-spatial mistake, or a mistake in my communication, and NLD comes back and slaps me on the head. I can’t get away from it. I also can’t help the NLD-related anxiety–a painful sort that pinches me each day, as I worry about starting conversations, being spoken to, not knowing what to say, having speech issues, et cetera. Here’s what would help: more mainstream awareness of what it’s like to live with spatial challenges. People could interview us about what would have helped when we were younger (if we’re adults). I hope to someday help train people to more effectively be supportive to those with NLD, and related struggles.
NLD and Inner Denial