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Are learning disabilities common in children with ADHD?

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In about 20% to 30% of children with ADHD, there is a specific learning disability that makes it hard for a child to master skills like math or reading. For example, dyslexia, a type of reading disorder, is often seen in children with ADHD. Diagnosing learning disabilities requires specific academic testing done by a psychologist.

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National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 17, 2017

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National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 17, 2017

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