Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD

(HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a much higher risk of developing a written language disorder, a new study indicates.

To ADHD experts, the current observation does not come as a particular surprise. It has long been known that children with ADHD stand a much higher chance of developing some form of learning disability — especially a reading disability, which accounts for about 80 percent of all learning disabilities affecting ADHD patients.

But the new finding, say researchers, is the first evidence to support a specific link between ADHD and a writing disorder.

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