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When Dyslexia and ADHD Overlap: Symptoms, Misconceptions, and Interventions

Date: June 1 at 12:00am


12:00 CT / 11:00 MT

Not available June 1? Don’t worry. Register now and we’ll send you the replay link to watch at your convenience.

ADHD and dyslexia are separate conditions that often co-occur. In fact, it is estimated that about half of people with ADHD also have a learning disorder, the most common of which is dyslexia.

ADHD is a neurological condition characterized by inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability characterized by difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition, spelling, and reading decoding. Although the two share some common traits, they are distinctly different. Proper assessment to identify and differentiate both conditions is critical.

In this webinar, we will discuss both ADHD and dyslexia, symptoms they may have in common, and ways in which they differ. We will also discuss treatment implications if both dyslexia and ADHD are present.

This webinar will also cover the following:

  • Key signs and traits of ADHD and dyslexia
  • Differences between ADHD and dyslexia
  • How children with both conditions differ from those with just one or the other
  • Effective interventions for children with co-occurring ADHD and dyslexia
  • Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.




Meet the Expert Speaker

Cheryl Chase, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Independence, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She specializes in the diagnostic and neuropsychological assessment of various conditions impacting children, adolescents, and young adults including ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning Disorders, and emotional concerns. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chase is also an accomplished speaker at the local and national levels, leading workshops on such timely topics as executive functioning, dyslexia/dysgraphia, and creative ways to support those who struggle in school. Finally, Dr. Chase serves as an adjunct instructor at several colleges in the Cleveland area. She is an active member of the International Dyslexia Association, the American Psychological Association, and Learning Disabilities Association of America. For more information, please visit or Dr. Chase’s LinkedIn page.

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