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You might also look into dyslexia or an audio or verbal processing disorder since those are common with adhd and you can get hopefully get the support you need. I hear ya with the embarrassment. Lately I have tried replacing my “sorries” with “thank-you’s“ and that helps my self-esteem. For example, instead of saying, “Sorry I am late,” I might say, “Thank you for being so patient with me.” I have been surprised and frustrated by how truly intrusive ADHD can be, but life if life is about learning compassion and overcoming, we ADHD’ers have an advantage!