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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)

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?

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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Can you get ADHD or add and learning disabilities?

Sure: You sure can. It's unfortunate but it can be managed through your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is ADHD counted as a learning disability in schools?

Why is ADHD counted as a learning disability in schools?

It isn't. 70% of : cases of ADHD have one or more comorbid neurodevelopmental or psychiatric disorder. ADHD is an "Other Health Impairment" eligible for classroom modifications under Section 504 of the ADA. 3-tiered Response To Intervention is for kids with lower & slower academic progress. Evaluation for an Individualized Educational Plan under IDEA determines needed changes in curriculum when RTI doesn't help ...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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Can a little girl have ADHD with a logical learning disability?She's showing attention deficit with a bad logico-mathemathical thinking. What to do ?

Yes: Adhd can affect many types of learning, causing gaps in knowledge and inability to understand certain concepts. Talk with her pediatrician about treatment. Some children will need tutoring to catch up on concepts they missed out on. A psychologist may be helpful for testing to find out what she needs. Also a therapist may help with self-esteem or trouble handling frustrations. ...Read more

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Please! does this sound like I have adhd? Having lots of difficulty learning new things.

Please! does this sound like I have adhd? Having lots of difficulty learning new things.

Probably not: Adhd is not about learning, it's about behavior. Without knowing how old you are, it's hard to say much. Adhd is not something you "catch" during adolescence or adulthood. If this problem is new, then it's not adhd. Might start by talking to your school counselor, if you're in school. If you're an adult, consult your physician. ...Read more

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What medicine do I have to take if i'm ADHD with borderline personality and learning disability?

What medicine do I have to take if i'm ADHD with borderline personality and learning disability?

Try supplements: These people will help you with your symptoms www.Mensahmedical.Com/ and as a foundation for whatever else you do you can't beat good nutrition. They were trained by dr. Walsh from http://www.Walshinstitute.Org/ please check out his studies to see what is possible for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Unsure: The only way to know is to find out what response you had in the past and what your physical condition is now. Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Book for learning disabilities/adhd teen?

Book for learning disabilities/adhd  teen?

Check out websites: There are excellent websites such as chadd.Org or www.Ldanatl.Org/. The former is for adhd, the latter for learning disabilities. Both have lots of wonderful materials for parents. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a non verbal learning disorder coupled with ADHD and aspbergers syndrome?

What to do if I have a non verbal learning disorder coupled with ADHD and aspbergers syndrome?

NVLD vs. Asperger's: You certainly have a difficult combination. Asperger's disorder is an anxiety disorder with weak social pragmatics and weakness of the right hemisphere. The symptoms overlap with nvld. Adhd is an independent variable. Neuropsychological testing can help define the areas in need of assistance. Treatment for the anxiety may improve social skills and attention ability. ...Read more

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Why do so many children get diagnosed with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, or adhd?

Why do so many children get diagnosed  with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, or adhd?

Trendy, w/ a reason: Med diagnoses often are fed by trends. The trend often starts however w/ a large unmet need- such as too many kids struggling in our society. Then we find we actually can do something about it- there are excellent meds, approaches, treatments now that can make a difference. So people seek care & drs diagnose in order to provide treatment. Plus, the definitions for these conditions have broadened. ...Read more

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