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ADHD & RELATED ISSUES

Let us help you clear up confusion about disorders, like ADHD, that can co-occur with learning disabilities.

A number of co-occuring disorders and other issues can impact a child’s learning and emotional well-being. While these disorders are not defined as “specific learning disabilities” under federal law, they may mask or make it difficult to properly identify the true nature of the disorder.

adhd-head-related-wordsADHD

What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and what does it have to do with learning disabilities? More >

 
What is Visual Processing Disorder - Visual Processing DisordersVISUAL PROCESSING DISORDERS

A visual processing disorder can cause difficulty in seeing the difference between two similar letters, shapes, or objects. More >

 
Gifted Children - Gifted EducationGIFTEDNESS

A child who has LD and is gifted faces a different kind of challenge, since an exceptional talent in one area may overshadow an LD in another. More >

Autism Spectrum DisordersAUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Individuals with LD and those with autism present very different profiles in terms of learning, attention and behavior. More >

 
Processing Disorder - Central Auditory ProcessingAUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS

An auditory processing disorder can cause difficulty in distinguishing the difference between similar sounds. More >

 

LD and ADHD are distinctive, neurologically based disorders that are diagnosed and treated differently.

ADHD & RELATED ISSUES

Let us help you clear up confusion about disorders, like ADHD, that can co-occur with learning disabilities.



A number of co-occuring disorders and other issues can impact a child’s learning and emotional well-being. While these disorders are not defined as “specific learning disabilities” under federal law, they may mask or make it difficult to properly identify the true nature of the disorder.



adhd-head-related-wordsADHD

What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and what does it have to do with learning disabilities? More >

 
What is Visual Processing Disorder - Visual Processing DisordersVISUAL PROCESSING DISORDERS

A visual processing disorder can cause difficulty in seeing the difference between two similar letters, shapes, or objects. More >

 
Gifted Children - Gifted EducationGIFTEDNESS

A child who has LD and is gifted faces a different kind of challenge, since an exceptional talent in one area may overshadow an LD in another. More >

Autism Spectrum DisordersAUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Individuals with LD and those with autism present very different profiles in terms of learning, attention and behavior. More >

 
Processing Disorder - Central Auditory ProcessingAUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS

An auditory processing disorder can cause difficulty in distinguishing the difference between similar sounds. More >