Making friends and fitting in—it’s an important part of a child’s life. It can be challenging at times, too. But if connecting with others is a constant struggle for your child, it could be a sign of learning and attention issues.

There are a few issues that make it hard to have conversations and socialize. There’s one, however, that’s mainly known for impacting key social skills. That condition is called nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD). Learn more about what might be behind your child’s trouble with social skills, and how you can help.