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Can people with dyslexia have other learning disabilities?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately some people may have more than 1 specific learning disability.

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately some people may have more than 1 specific learning disability.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

Unfortunately, life does not carefuly distribute problems evenly.
The presence of one type of ld increases the risk of others. However, it is not a sure thing--lots of people have just ld to deal with, which is plenty. Those with ld also are more likely to have adhd, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders., and those with adhd are at increased risk of having an ld.

In brief: Absolutely

Unfortunately, life does not carefuly distribute problems evenly.
The presence of one type of ld increases the risk of others. However, it is not a sure thing--lots of people have just ld to deal with, which is plenty. Those with ld also are more likely to have adhd, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders., and those with adhd are at increased risk of having an ld.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Yes

consult a neuropsychologist to have testing that would clarify any problems that might exhist.

In brief: Yes

consult a neuropsychologist to have testing that would clarify any problems that might exhist.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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1 comment
Dr. Tanya Russo
Most of the time, dyslexia is not isolated and other disorders are also present as a comorbid condition. Psychometric testing can help you figure this out!
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