Does my child have ADHD? An Auditory Processing Disorder? Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Anxiety? Distinguishing symptoms in your child can seem like an impossible feat because many learning or sensory difficulties can, on the surface, appear quite similar. According to research, the coexistence of ADHD with other disorders can be higher than 50%. Students with ADHD often have other behavioural, emotional, and learning difficulties which makes diagnosing students with ADHD difficult.
Children who lack attention and focus as a result of ADHD and who also present with a learning disorder will more likely fall behind in school and become easily discouraged. Brain training programs can help rewire the brain for children with weak language skills, auditory processing problems, dyslexia, ADHD, poor memory, and a myriad of other learning problems.
Since most children with ADHD also have other disorders, it is often difficult to assess which came first. Coexisting symptoms must be carefully analyzed before parents make a decision regarding intervention. Students with coexisting disorders can suffer from greater social, emotional, behavioural, and psychological difficulties. Any intervention sought must be the appropriate one.
Learning disorders must be treated separately from ADHD. If your child has been diagnosed with one, consider a course of action that will actually address the root cause of the problem. It is important to work with a team of professionals who can analyze and understand how the disorders interact and influence one another. In doing so, a proper treatment plan can be executed that addresses all of the presenting symptoms.
Do not settle for second best for your child. Brain training programs should be an integral part of any plan to correct learning problems.