Kids with ADHD are more likely have (or develop) a written language disorder (WLD) too – five times the risk, in fact. In WLDs, the probably might be caused by memory and/or organizational issues, in addition to problems with spelling and handwriting.
For boys with ADHD, there was a 65% chance of a WLD.
For girls with ADHD, there was a 57% chance of a WLD
But if you added a reading disability...
For girls with ADHD and a reading disability, the risk of developing a WLD was significantly higher than for boys with the same conditions!
So if you suspect your child has ADHD, consider the additional consequences of the disorder. It's not just about paying attention. Consider brain training to strengthen ALL their cognitive skills.
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