"My daughter is struggling with reading -- guessing at a word after seeing three letters, leaving off endings, etc. What can we do?"
by ADDitude's Education Expert
Reading can be an issue for ADHD children. They often forget phonetic patterns in words, or impulsively read through the section too quickly to comprehend what they have just read.
You can also have a severe reading disorder along with ADHD. Scientists call this a co-morbid condition. Make sure your daughter's reading style has been well reviewed and evaluated by a learning disability reading specialist or diagnostic specialist. These trained professionals can help you see exactly where the disorder occurs and give you and your daughter ways to cope with it.
Read to your daughter, encourage her reading of materials she has high interest in and spend time every weekend together playing word games and doing small dose, high interest reading activities like Scrabble and reading comic books. All of these things will pay off.