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How can teens with ADHD and learning disabilities get help?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
When teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are dealing with learning disabilities, it is natural for them to feel isolated. But these problems are very common. The most important step a teen can take is to tell her parents or teachers about any problems she may have.

Then, it may be necessary to get in touch with learning specialists or psychologists. These professionals are able to identify the exact disability. Once this happens, everyone can work together to develop a plan enabling the teen to perform well in school. Of course, this requires long and hard work. Teens need to practice these new skills.

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