Health Matters: ADHD Linked to Writing Difficulties

By: Triston Sanders Email
By: Triston Sanders Email

In today's health matters, children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, have a much higher risk of developing a written language disorder.

It has long been known that children with ADHD stand a higher chance of developing some form of learning disability.

Researchers say this new finding is the first evidence to support a link between ADHD and a writing disorder. Analysts focused on more than 5500 kids born between 1976 and 1982.

They found by the age of 19 boys with ADHD had a 65 percent risk for having writing difficulties and girls with it had a 57 percent risk.

Study authors say their findings should reinforce recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics to have children with ADHD screened for other disabilities. Findings appear in the journal 'Pediatrics.'


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