Is ADHD a Learning Disability? Can a Child Have Both?

Is ADHD a Learning Disability? Can a Child Have Both?

What is Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What is a learning disability? Can a child have both? Yes, a person may have ADHD and a learning disability. If parents feel something is not right with their child’s behavior or development they must have him evaluated by a medical doctor as soon as possible because there are effective strategies to help children cope with challenges.

Often the first evaluations help rule out what the child may not have such as problems with hearing, eye sight, health issues, allergies, thyroid problems, etc. This post also has 5 ADHD Myths parents should be clear about. Not knowing what is preventing a child from succeeding in school is frustrating for parents, for the child and for his teachers.

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