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ADHD a problem dysleksji u dzieci w wieku szkolnym
ADHD and the problem of dyslexia in school-age children

Author(s): Elżbieta Januszewska, Izabella Januszewska
Subject(s): Developmental Psychology
Published by: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Keywords: aention deficit hyperactivity disorder; developmental dyslexia; combined disorders

Summary/Abstract: Relative to their peers, learning difficulties are more oen observable among children with aention deficit hyperactivity disorder – something which may oen cause a discrepancy between the “estimated” intelligence of the child and the results that they achieve at school. ere are reasons to think that ADHD may be co-occurring with other learning disorders, including specific difficulties with reading and writing typical of developmental dyslexia: this would be the case for 15 to 30 percent of people with ADHD. e aim of this article is to describe the relationship between the typical symptoms of ADHD and of developmental dyslexia in the areas of visual and auditory perception, as well as of motor disorders. Due to the frequent comorbidity of both disorders, they can be defined as combined disorders, which require complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

  • Issue Year: 22/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 52-74
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish