Does anyone have information comparing ADHD to dyslexia in children?

Cathy - posted on 02/01/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have an 8 year old son diagnosed with ADHD but I feel there may be more to the diagnosis. Even on medication he continues to struggle in school and lose focus often. If I can find information comparing the two issues side by side I would really appreciate it!


Jill - posted on 02/01/2012




ADHD and Dyslexia are so very different, but they can exist together. Dyslexia does not cause inattention, but it can cause frustration which can seem like a loss of focus.

If you suspect dyslexia, he needs to be evaluated for it. There is no medication or cure for dyslexia, but there are coping strategies and interventions that can help him in school.

This article lists common traits of dyslexia:

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