There are common questions that we can answer about all health topics, such as "What is it?" and "How many people are affected." Answers to these questions are found under Condition Information. Each health topic frequently has specific questions that pertain only to that topic. We have answered those in this section.
Are there disorders or conditions associated with learning disabilities?
Children with learning disabilities may be at greater risk for certain conditions than other youngsters.
One condition found more frequently among children with learning disabilities is attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A child with ADHD may be very active and impulsive and get distracted easily. ADHD affects about 1 out of 3 children with learning disorders.1
Children with disabilities also may develop depression, anxiety, and behavior problems.2
Treating conditions associated with a learning disability can help a child feel better overall and become more focused on schoolwork. Treatments may include psychotherapy and medications.
Where can I get help for my child’s learning disability?
- National Library of Medicine. (2011). Learning disorders. Retrieved June 26, 2012, from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/learningdisorders.html [top]
- Jones, C. A. (2012). Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder. Retrieved June 22, 2012, from http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art42382.asp [top]