For some students, learning how to learn is a learning process all in itself. Here are some of the most common questions I hear:

What are ADD & ADHD?

Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are brain-based conditions that affects a student’s ability to stay focused. This inability to focus effects completing schoolwork, social interactions and common everyday activities.

What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?

Well… the “H” is the biggest difference. Hyperactivity in students with ADHD complicate the learning and social efforts of a student that may have ADD. Sitting still and restlessness often miscommunicates with peers, teachers and family that attention issue may be present. Because of the outward signs, ADHD can be more easily diagnosed than a student who appears “shy” or “in their own world”.

If ADD and ADHD effect learning, then what is a Learning Disability?

Learning Disabilities (LD) are caused by differences in brain structure that end up affecting the way a person’s brain processes information. While ADD and ADHD are brain-based conditions that affect the ability to stay focused, a LD will affect how a person learns to read, write, speak, and calculate numbers.

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