Archives for January 2013

Adventures in NLD land: What color is my room?

The other day I was trying to describe how my disability works. Those of you who  have tried to do this about NLD will know that it isn’t easy.  Describing some LDs is easier: Dyslexia involves trouble with reading; dyscalculia involves trouble with math. There are subtleties, but the general notion is clear. But what […]

Treating NLD people with dignity

All people, whatever their abilities or disabilities, deserve to be treated with dignity. The free online dictionary defines dignity thus: The quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect. What does this mean when dealing with people who are learning disabled and, more specifically, when dealing with people who have NLD? To me, […]

“In the kingdom of the blind….” thoughts on impairment and disability

I have read that some people make a useful distinction between impairment and disability.  Impairment is about actual neurology, biology, physiology and so on. Disability is about the effects of that impairment on life in the world. There is an old saying that “in the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king”. It […]