ADHD and Learning Difficulties
It’s estimated that up to 50% of all kids with ADHD have a learning disability or related condition. Learning difficulties that are comorbid with ADHD such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia may not become apparent until ADHD is under control. A child who is receiving treatment for ADHD symptoms may still underachieve academically if they have an unidentified learning difficulty.
When it comes to treatments, we must remember that ADHD and comorbid conditions affect people in different ways; ADHD symptoms are part of a wide spectrum of conditions with varying degrees of severity. Treating symptoms of one condition may cause another one to worsen and a certain amount of trial and error over time may be required to find the most effective treatment combination option. We must also consider that people change and develop over time; this can be especially rapid in children so regular reviews are needed to stay on top of physical and mental development as people grow up and grow older.
At the ADHD Centre, we provide a holistic service for both diagnosis and treatment for comorbid conditions along with ADHD.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more about booking a private assessment for ADHD or autism. You can reach us on 0800 061 4276 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org