Language Disabilities

Language disabilities are one of the most common comorbidities with ADHD. Studies have shown that people with ADHD are 3 times more likely to have some form of language disability than those without ADHD.


Language disorders can manifest in various ways. Some of these deficiencies include (but are not limited to) :


  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Narrative Skills

  • Reading and Writing

  • Expression (Speaking)

  • Reception (Understanding)

  • Social Communication

Sources

  1. Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD: Study. WebMD. Published April 21, 2014. Accessed March 8, 2022. https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/news/20140421/language-problems-common-for-kids-with-adhd-study-finds#:~:text=MONDAY%2C%20April%2021%2C%202014%20(,academic%20consequences%2C%20the%20study%20found.

  2. “Is it a Language Disorder? Or is it ADHD? How Schools Evaluate Students.” ADDitude. Published August 18, 2021. Accessed March 8, 2022. https://www.additudemag.com/language-disorders-adhd-school-evaluation/