Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), although not a learning disability, can affect one's ability to succeed. Individuals with ADHD often have trouble paying attention, sitting still, or finishing tasks. Read more about the prevalence, symptoms, and treatment of ADHD.
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Many parents and educational professionals confuse ADHD and LD. Is ADHD a form of LD? No. Each is distinctive neurologically-based disorder. Each is recognized and diagnosed differently. Each is treated in a different way. The treatment for ADHD will not correct an LD. The treatment for LD will not help ADHD. Of importance is that about 30 to 40% of individuals with LD will also have ADHD. Thus, if you find one problem it is important to look for the other.
Kids with ADHD can seem spaced out one minute but hyper-focused the next. Learn why this occurs — and how trouble with self-control is at the heart of this paradox.
Attention deficit disorder (ADD), and its related form attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), affect an estimated five to ten percent of children worldwide. Experts say the cause involves a chemical imbalance in the brain. Medicines can produce calmer, clearer thinking for periods of time. However, there is debate about medicating children for ADHD.
Dr. Larry Silver outlines the science behind ADHD medications and explains why there are fewer choices than you may think.