ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder or Specific Language Impairment?
Many of the children I work with in my speech pathology clinic who have dyslexia also have additional difficulties with processing information and sustaining their attention.
They often have some or many of these challenges:
- Difficulty following verbal instructions
- Need instructions to be repeated
- Slow to process information
- Easily overloaded with auditory information
- Difficulty sustaining attention for learning tasks
- A tendency to daydream
- Easily distracted
- Academic difficulties
These symptoms could indicate that they have one or more of the conditions known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), auditory processing disorder (APD), or specific language impairment (SLI).