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By Kristin Stanberry
A child who has a learning disability (LD) along with AD/HD may experience academic struggles and behavior problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that about one-half of children diagnosed with AD/HD have also been identified as having a learning disability. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2002.)
If a child struggles with learning, his public school may assess him for special education services. Public schools offer this type of assessment, as do some private professionals. Once a child's disabilities are identified, appropriate learning strategies, accommodations, and treatment can be put in place.
Having AD/HD is a challenge in itself. Add a secondary disorder, and life becomes much more complicated for the child and his family. A psychologist or other counselor may be able to help you, your child, and other relatives manage any relationship problems through therapy or behavior management programs.
Researchers are working hard to better understand how to diagnose and treat AD/HD and other psychiatric conditions that affect children. Behind the scenes, pieces of the puzzle are coming together, and exciting discoveries are being made.
For more information about AD/HD and co-existing conditions, check the resources listed with this article.
While Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is the official term and acronym used by today's mental health care professionals, it is sometimes referred to by other names and abbreviations. For example, it is sometimes called:
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