Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Understanding the Struggles of the ADHD & Dyslexic Child

Frequently the conditions AD/HD and dyslexia exist co-morbidly. As stated on the IDA website: "AD/HD is one of the most common developmental problems, affecting 3–5% of the school population. It is characterized by inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It is estimated that 30% of those with dyslexia have coexisting AD/HD. Coexisting means the two conditions, AD/HD and dyslexia,can occur together, but they do not cause each other. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability characterized by difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition, spelling,and reading decoding. People with dyslexia have problems discriminating sounds within a word or phonemes, a key factor in their reading and spelling difficulties."

As a parent or educator, have you ever wondered how a child with learning and attention issues experiences the world? gives you a glimpse into how difficult it can be to read when your brain scrambles the letters. Follow the link below to try to accomplish a simple task when distractions drown out your instructions.

Understanding these daily struggles is one of the best ways to help your child. Share your experience in the comments section below too...

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