ADHD and Dyslexia?

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    • #184916

      My son have ADHD and dyslexia aswell, is it normal that they come together? Does anyone experience the same thing?

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      Penny Williams

      It is VERY common to have one or more learning disability or co-existing condition with ADHD.

      The Dyslexia and ADHD Connection

      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach, Podcaster & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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      minas mom

      Hi I have a 7 year old girl and we just got tested last week at the nuero pysch. She was diagnosed with dyslexia as well and she has adhd. I was reading that sometimes they come together. My daughter writes backwards and has a hard time learning to read. She will be speech therapy soon, so I’m hoping that will help as well and were going to try to get her I to a learning center for dyslexia.

    • #185065

      I am homeschooling so 7 year olds (cousins) for their Mothers. Both Mothers work full-time.
      One child is in the process of being diagnosed with ADHD & dyslexia (the symptoms are blaring at me!). His Mother is also ADHD (also undiagnosed). I am helping her to get the help her son needs (we’ve already been to his pediatrician and are waiting to hear from an ADHD specialist for testing and official diagnosis & treatment).
      I have been researching how to teach a child with both learning disabilities and have started to try a few ideas. The Mother & Father are very supportive of my attempts. They have both said that in the 9 weeks I have been homeschooling him, they are seeing an improvement in his ability to read, spell, etc.
      I am seeking out other parents/educators dealing with this combination of learning disabilities to help me with other suggestions and methods of teaching him.
      He has homework every evening (I only have the students here 3 days a week & provide homework for the other 2 days of “distance” school). However, his parents have seen an uptick in his resistance to completing the homework and his anger & aggression has increased.
      Does anyone have any ideas I can share with them to reduce the issues they are dealing with.
      Note: he is not yet on any medication – we haven’t gotten that far in the diagnostic path.
      I can’t cut back on the homework as our actual “in school” hours is reduced compared to public school.
      Any ideas/suggest would be greatly appreciated!

    • #185182

      ADHD and dyslexia can co-exist. Although one disorder doesn’t cause the other, people who have one often have both. Their symptoms at times can be similar, making it hard to figure out what’s causing the behavior you’re seeing.

    • #185799

      I am hoping for your daughter’s wellness, hope that helps her therapy as well. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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