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Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)is not under the umbrella of learning disabilities. It is a related disorder.
The main features of ADD/ADHD are:
Diagnosis is by observation. Parents and teachers are asked to fill out checklists. The scores can be helpful in revealing how serious the problems are. Observations are also used to determine if medications are helping.
Research indicates that 30% to 50% of people with ADD/ADHD also have a specific learning disability. The two conditions can interact to make learning extremely challenging.
The problems are obvious in Kindergarten, but young students are not assessed for auditory and visual processing, memory, attention and sequencing.
During the primary grades, teachers focus on the alphabet, phonics and word lists. Learning requires memory, attention, processing speed and sequencing. Children with LD, Dyslexia and ADD/ADHD can't succeed because they don't have the underlying cognitive abilities.
School staff don't have the time, training or materials needed to provide therapy for underlying cognitive abilities.
Students in the intermediate and secondary grades become very discouraged. Coping strategies and behavioural interventions don't get to the root of the problem.
Students with attention deficit disorder need brain-based intervention. If they don't get this, their problems persist into adulthood.
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