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Is there an association between ADHD and a learning disability?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree

In brief: Can be

Many students who have adhd symptoms also have one or more learning disabilities.
Some students with documented learning disabilities have symptoms of adhd. However, either diagnosis can exist without symptoms/findings of the other one.

In brief: Can be

Many students who have adhd symptoms also have one or more learning disabilities.
Some students with documented learning disabilities have symptoms of adhd. However, either diagnosis can exist without symptoms/findings of the other one.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: LD in 25-30% in ADHD

A person may have either condition individually.
About 25 - 30% of children with ADHD will exhibit a learning disability by 4th grade.

In brief: LD in 25-30% in ADHD

A person may have either condition individually.
About 25 - 30% of children with ADHD will exhibit a learning disability by 4th grade.
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