By Hans Dekkers, Dynaread CEO/Founder.
It is not uncommon at all for children with Dyslexia to also wrestle with ADD/ADHD. It must be understood, however, that the experience of Dyslexia can be so nerve-wrecking for a child that they develop anxieties and neroticisms which may mimic core ADD/ADHD. Nevertheless, the Dyslexia & ADD/ADHD combination remains a common one. One of our friends at the Public Health Library (http://publichealthlibrary.org/) provided us with a number of value links to articles on the topic of Managing ADD/ADHD.
Below each article I've added a few personal observations in italic.
The article offers ten tips or perspectives. Remember that every child is unique. Don't follow all ten of them, simply because they're listed. Follow your heart, and your loving knowledge of your child.
Very interesting article, covering a topic barely researched to date.
Very nice article on the value of having a pet. Most children grow up these days in City environments. This stands in stark difference with growing up on a farm. Children on a farm are used to chores, everybody pulling their weight. Chores bring the need for routine. Farms bring animals, and animals offer wonderful neutral relationships. This particular article talks about dogs. The same applies to owning horses (which is obviously more expensive). And then they talk about burning energy. Chores, fysical activity, and a pet friend... All very healthy suggestions.
Useful article with practical tips for teachers.
Important article on a very important topic. With e.g. Marijuana being pushed today as "all good" in many jurisdictions, substance abuse is a constant threat. It must also be recognized that marijuana today contains around 60% more psychoactive contents than back in the 1970s, increasing the risks (read also this important science paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4446186/). Obviously marijuana is not the only addiction risk. This article provides some guidelines on recognizing signs of addictions, and also boosts several references to sound research papers.
Short article with some practical tips which can be applied outside of the office environment as well (think of school and homeschool settings).
Watch a 10 min video explaining very clearly what Dyslexia is, and how it affects your child.
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