Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disability (LD) can co-occur for some children. 83% of students diagnosed with a learning disability also meet the criteria for ADHD (Semrud-Clikeman et al., 2016)
ADHD by the Numbers
According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- About 6.4 million children have received an ADHD diagnosis at some point.
- ADHD diagnoses have increased 16 percent since 2007 and 53 percent in the past decade.
- Boys (13.2 percent) were more likely than girls (5.6 percent) to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD.
- Rates of ADHD diagnosis increased at a greater rate among older teens as compared to younger children.
For more information about these data visit cdc.gov/ncbddd/ADHD.Tags: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, LD, learning disability