Myth #2: Kids with NVLD don’t pay attention.
Fact: When your child doesn’t follow your instructions for making pancakes or skips several steps on a school project, it can seem like she’s not trying hard or isn’t paying attention. In fact, it’s not unusual for teachers or doctors to initially suspect that a child with NVLD has ADHD. Kids with NVLD, though, are actually paying close attention to what’s going on around them. They just have trouble separating important from unimportant information. They process each piece of information as it comes in, instead of sifting through it for what’s most relevant. That makes it hard for them to stay organized and follow directions.