Sending a Message To My Teenage Self About Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

People grow and develop quickly. If you could look back at your teenage self, what would you have to say? Knowing what you know now, would you give any advice to yourself back in high school?

Sometimes, it is helpful to let someone know that it will get better. Unfortunately, some individuals go through life knowing that there is something different. Unfortunately, they cannot quite put their finger on it. Some people can read and write just fine when they are on their own. On the other hand, there are individuals who have a difficult time in a traditional learning environment because of nonverbal learning disabilities.

Even though people can struggle to make it through high school, there are accommodations that can make life easier for people who struggle with a nonverbal learning disability.

A few important points to keep in mind include:

  1. A nonverbal learning disability is not necessarily a learning disability, but individuals can struggle with basic social skills that make it hard to keep up with their peers.

  2. Sometimes, individuals do just fine in reading and math on their own; however, when they are put in a traditional classroom, they may struggle. 

  3. It is critical for parents, teachers, and caregivers to make accommodations for individuals who suffer from a nonverbal learning disability. 

Sometimes, people who have adjusted to life with a nonverbal learning disability can help others by sharing their stories. Learn more about what it is like to go through school with a nonverbal learning disability from this helpful article on Understood.org.

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