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

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Stephen Guffanti
Occupational Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They're linked

About a third of adhd have dyslexia.
This is the most common disability. This also means that two-thirds don't have dyslexia. Dysgraphia also occurs, but i wouldn't say that it is rare to have adhd without any learning disabilities.

In brief: They're linked

About a third of adhd have dyslexia.
This is the most common disability. This also means that two-thirds don't have dyslexia. Dysgraphia also occurs, but i wouldn't say that it is rare to have adhd without any learning disabilities.
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