ADHD Kids Often Have Other Problems

“These problems are probably not causally tied in any way to each other, but the underlying cause of them may be similar,”

Susanna Visser; Child Development Studies in the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
  • Research published in the journal Pediatrics finds that nearly 70% of children with ADHD also have a learning disability, speech problems, difficulty hearing, anxiety and conduct disorder.  1 out 5 have three or more of these problems.
  • Children with ADHD are 8 times more likely to have learning disabilities and depression.  They are also 7 times more likely to experience anxiety.
  • This study points to the need for better screening of children with attention problems in order to determine the underlying causes of their conditions.  Other factors associated with a broader spectrum of learning skills may be affecting their inability to focus.
  • ADHD is mostly diagnosed based on behavioral symptoms that are observed by a child’s parents, teachers and doctors.  It is often misdiagnosed as attention problems are also a symptom of dyslexia, retained reflexes or auditory processing problems.
  • Attention and learning problems related to ADHD can be effectively corrected through intensive and consistent cognitive training at specialized learning centers.
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