“Learning Strategies for ADHD and Dyslexia” [Video Replay & Podcast #177]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#177), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on March 1, 2017.

Episode Description

Almost half of people with ADHD also have a learning disability, and the most common among them is dyslexia. Oftentimes, diagnosing physicians miss the signs and symptoms of ADHD or dyslexia in a patient who has already been diagnosed with the other condition. Many times dyslexia is not identified because reading challenges are commonly attributed to ADHD. Knowing the genetic, biological, and neuropsychological similarities and differences between these two conditions is essential in assuring a proper assessment. If you suspect your child has dyslexia and ADHD, strategic treatment interventions and academic accommodations can turn things around.

Listen and learn from Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., about:

  • The key signs of and traits associated with dyslexia through various stages of development
  • How to make a dual diagnosis of dyslexia and ADHD
  • The similarities and differences between ADHD and dyslexia
  • The social-emotional effects of having dyslexia and ADHD thoughts
  • The importance of accurate assessment and the diagnostic label of dyslexia
  • The most effective interventions and academic accommodations for dyslexia

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Eating Disorders. He has spoken on numerous webinars and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude, as well as the Professional Advisory Boards for Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He is also a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel and a paid consultant for Understood.org.| See expert’s full bio »

Webinar Sponsor

The sponsor of this week’s ADDitude webinar is….

The Gow School: The Gow School is a college-prep coed boarding and day school for students, grades 6-12, with dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities also offering a 5-week summer program for campers ages 8-16.

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