Dyslexia in Adults: Taking Charge of Your Life by Kathleen Nosek
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and Dyslexia
It is language-based and makes learning to read, spell, decode, and recognize words challenging. As a result, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and general knowledge is reduced compared to other children the same age who do not have dyslexia. Remember, dyslexia is not a reflection of intelligence. Most people with dyslexia have normal or above average intelligence. ADHD and dyslexia are known to frequently co-exist together. The most common LD is dyslexia.
Message sent successfully
Dyslexia is the inability to relate the sounds of words with the letters that create the words. It also has no relation to vision problems.
It was almost inevitable that my child would be diagnosed with ADHD. However, it was clear in kindergarten that he was also struggling with something else. She felt he was paying attention, but could not read words at his age level and intellectual capacity. After a full neuropsychological assessment, before beginning first grade, it was discovered that he was also severely dyslexic. About 50 to 60 percent of people with ADHD also have a learning disability.
Is this due to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD? Or dyslexia? Or a dizzying combination of both? ADHD and dyslexia can co-exist. They get tired, frustrated, and distracted when they try to read. They may even act out or refuse to read.