Do You Know the Difference Between ADHD and Learning Disabilities?

Think you know what's ADHD and what's LD? Check your knowledge here, with this fast and informative quiz.

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Your child has difficulty maintaining attention during school, and struggles when asked to do classwork independently. These problems started in middle school, most likely indicating ________________.

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  • ADHD
  • Learning disabilities
A : Learning disabilities
Learning disabilities. In order for an ADHD diagnosis to be made, the problem must occur in multiple settings, and be chronic starting at around age 6. A child with undiagnosed LD, however, may start to struggle at any time — depending on when their learning disability starts to impact their ability to keep up — and won’t have attention problems in other settings.