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“Is it a Language Disorder? Or is it or ADHD? How Schools Evaluate Students”

He always says, “Huh? I don’t know, I forgot.”She doesn’t seem to understand the lessons.They can’t repeat back what is said to them.She reads okay, but her reading comprehension is poor. When parents hear these comments from school, they may wonder: What’s going on? Do my child’s struggles stem from ADHD? Or are they having trouble understanding language? Could it be both? Or something else entirely? And who can help us figure this out?As a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in a public school, I commonly evaluate for language disorders, which can look a lot like ADHD and other conditions.

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comorbid diagnoses: Readers Choice

He always says, “Huh? I don’t know, I forgot.”She doesn’t seem to understand the lessons.They can’t repeat back what is said to them.She reads okay, but her reading comprehension is poor. When parents hear these comments from school, they may wonder: What’s going on? Do my child’s struggles stem from ADHD? Or are they having trouble understanding language? Could it be both? Or something else entirely? And who can help us figure this out?As a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in a public school, I commonly evaluate for language disorders, which can look a lot like ADHD and other conditions.
August 11, 2021Adults with ADHD are at greater risk than their non-ADHD counterparts for a wide range of physical health conditions, according to a recent Swedish study published in The Lancet Psychiatry 1 that highlights the importance of assessing older patients with ADHD for the presence of liver or pulmonary disease, among other physical conditions.The study of roughly 4.8 million patient records found that adults with ADHD exhibit elevated risk for 34 of 35 physical conditions studied, including nervous system, respiratory, musculoskeletal, metabolic, circulatory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and skin conditions.

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