Thursday, July 29, 2010

What is the Difference Between ADHD and Dyslexia?

The child or adult with Dyslexia struggles to make sense of the words on the page. Letters flip or overlap, words disappear, shrink, stretch,or flip, and reading becomes erratic and time consuming. Memory and comprehension may be compromised.

The child or adult with ADHD struggles with concentrating and focusing on the words on the page. Someone with ADHD is easily distracted by external noises, people, or activities. Sometimes the individual is wiggly or constantly getting up and down.

The child or adult with both disabilities has trouble making sense of the words while struggling to concentrate and stay focused on the text. Those individuals are constanly fighting the urge to do something else!

Current literature shows that between 10% and 25 % of students with ADHD also have a Learning Disability.

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