Symptom Tests for Children

[Quiz] Can You Distinguish Between ADHD and Learning Disabilities?

Wondering whether your child’s difficulties stem from ADHD or learning disabilities? Take this fast and informative quiz to learn more about how to distinguish ADHD from LD.

Distinguishing between attention deficit disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities like dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and auditory processing disorder is seldom straightforward, even for experts. Take this quiz to test your knowledge and bring your child closer to a correct diagnosis and optimal treatment.

If your child has trouble focusing in class, but improves with medication, this most likely indicates…

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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, which most likely indicates…

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A child who blurts out answers before hearing the whole question most likely has __________.

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Which condition has no correlation to intelligence, and can affect people of every IQ?

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__________ can be a problem in social settings, not just in school.

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Of the two conditions, ________ is thought to be related to dopamine deficiencies in the brain.

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30 to 50 percent of individuals with ___________ also suffer from the other condition.

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If your child consistently misspells words and makes frequent errors while reading out loud, it could indicate…

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Which condition is diagnosed in more males than females?

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(Optional) Would you like to receive your ADHD vs LD test results — plus more helpful resources — via email from ADDitude?

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ADHD vs Learning Disabilities: Next Steps

1. Take This Test: Full ADHD Symptom Test for Children
2. Research Could It Be A Learning Disability?
3. Take This Test: Does Your Child Have Dyscalculia?
4. Take This Test: Does Your Child Have Dysgraphia?
5. Take This Test: Does Your Child Have Dyslexia?
6. Download Is It Executive Function Disorder?

Updated on January 31, 2020

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