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Why is ADHD counted as a learning disability in schools?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. John O'Malley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not Learning Disabil

Schools are separating out adhd from learning disorders.
Kids with adhd can have ld and kids with ld cab have adhd. They are separate and treated differently. There are many programs for children with ld that help in reading, math, and other basic skill building. Adhd requires a physician to be involved if mediations are being used.

In brief: Not Learning Disabil

Schools are separating out adhd from learning disorders.
Kids with adhd can have ld and kids with ld cab have adhd. They are separate and treated differently. There are many programs for children with ld that help in reading, math, and other basic skill building. Adhd requires a physician to be involved if mediations are being used.
Dr. John O'Malley
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