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What can l do to help my son he has add, adhd, & a learning disorder? He takes no medicine. It's hard to teach him. What can l do its hard to reach him

What can l do to help my son he has add, adhd, & a learning disorder?  He takes no medicine. It's hard to teach him. What can l do its hard to reach him

Professional consult: Children with add, adhd, and/or ld can be very challenging. Since I do not know your son's age or grade, I do not know what the school's involvement is; has the teacher made suggestions?; have you observed the teacher during a class?; have you consulted with any school specialists?; have you observed the specialists?; if he has not had a complete educ/psychol. Evaluation, pl. Consider doing so. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Which types of alternative therapies can be used for ADHD and learning disorders?

Which types of alternative therapies can be used for ADHD and learning disorders?

Others: Interactive metronome (check their website) integrative listening systems (check their website) music lessons martial arts classes. ...Read more

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Why are ADD and ADHD considered a learning disability?

ADHD- Primarily : Hyperactive/Impulsive Type, Primarily Inattentive Type & Combined Type impact academics, peer interaction &/or behavior < age 10. Because attention & memory interface, all types of ADHD impact learning & co-exist with Specific Learning Disorders in Reading, Written Expression & Math ~ 30-35% of the time, but are a different neurodevelopmental disorder than Learning Disorders. See CHADD.org. ...Read more

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Is it likely bad to have ADHD and a learning disability?

Is it likely bad to have ADHD and a learning disability?

Common: It is what it is. Each of us has challenges to overcome in life. What is bad is not to get help if you are suffering. ...Read more

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Why is ADHD considered a learning disability? Help please?

Why is ADHD considered a learning disability? Help please?

It isn't : Adhd is an neurodevelopment disorder. People with adhd and without a learning disability can learn well if they can pay attention. The 2 often coexist, leading to confusion. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's rare to have ADHD without a learning disability?

Is it true that it's rare to have ADHD without a learning disability?

30% have LD: Of the children with ADHD, approximately 30% will ultimately develop symptoms of a learning disability separate from the difficulty focusing and paying attention. In many cases the learning disability may not be apparent until the children reach 3rd or 4th grade. Many children may be inattentive but not have ADHD. ...Read more

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For what reason is ADHD considered a learning disability?

For what reason is ADHD considered a learning disability?

It's not: Although about 40% of adhd patients will have a co-existing learning problem/disability, the adhd is a separate issue.One of the most amazing experts i know in the field of learning disabilities is adhd. His many books and publications on the subject are used to train those in this field of study. ...Read more

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Is there an association between ADHD and a learning disability?

Is there an association between ADHD and a learning disability?

They can co-occur: About 30%of children with a learning disability have adhd and about 30%-35% with adhd have specific learning disabilities. Adhd is not a learning disability, but inattention/distractibility impact learning. Active working memory, the ability to hold onto information till you have to do something with it is often impaired ( like remembering a phone number till you dial it)..And other challenges. ...Read more

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What can be done if you have dyslexia problems like adhd, learning disabilities, phobia, add?

What can be done if you have dyslexia problems like adhd, learning disabilities, phobia, add?

Get evaluated: Speak with a psychologist. They can evaluate your symptoms and help choose a corse of treatment. You can then decide whether to consider a trial on medication. ...Read more

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Is ADHD a type of learning disability?

Is ADHD a type of learning disability?

Actually, hmmm: Not in a strict medical sense, no. But a major problem with adhd kids is their inability to process information efficiently, be attentive to it, and inhibit extraneous stimuli. This combination usually leads to academic ineptitude or failure by high school. Many inattentive adhd kids are called ld for this reason, when in fact they are adhd. Ld can also occur as comorbidity with adhd. ...Read more

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