Understanding ADHD: A Challenge Linked to Dyslexia

Hey, Truth About Dyslexia community! 👋 Today, we’re exploring a topic that’s often overlooked but super important for us in the dyslexia community: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Challenge (ADHD). 🧩

ADHD, like dyslexia, is a neurodevelopmental challenge that affects the way our brains process information. 🧠 It’s not about intelligence or capability; it’s about how our brains are wired. And guess what? If you have dyslexia, you’re more likely to face the ADHD challenge as well. 🤔

To help us understand ADHD better, we’re featuring a comprehensive video 🎥 by Understood.org titled “ADD/ADHD | What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Challenge?”. This video is a deep dive into what ADHD is, how it affects individuals, and how it can be managed. 📚


These difficulties can manifest in various ways. For instance, someone with ADHD might have trouble staying focused in a meeting or classroom due to small distractions. They might struggle to prioritise tasks, have difficulty getting started on tasks, or have trouble regulating their sleep and alertness. ⏰


It’s important to note that ADHD is not a problem of willpower. 💪 People with ADHD often find it incredibly difficult to focus unless the task is something they find interesting or if there is a sense of urgency. This is due to the way the brain is wired, not a lack of effort or determination. 🎯

The video also highlights that ADHD affects people of all intelligence levels and from all walks of life. It’s not a problem with intelligence, but rather a challenge with the brain’s management system. 🌈

ADHD is often associated with behaviour problems, but it’s much more than that. It’s a challenge that affects the brain’s executive functions, which include attention, organisation, and regulation of emotions, alertness, and sleep. 😴 People with ADHD often struggle with focusing on tasks, managing their actions, and regulating their emotions. 😓

If you’re unsure whether you might have ADHD, watching this video is a great first step. 🎬 It provides a comprehensive overview of the challenge and can help you understand the signs and symptoms. 🕵️‍♀️

Remember, having ADHD or dyslexia doesn’t limit your potential. It just means you might need different strategies or supports to thrive. If you suspect you might have ADHD, reach out to a healthcare professional for a diagnosis and treatment options. 🩺

We hope this post and the video provide valuable insights into ADHD and its connection to dyslexia. As always, we’re here to support you on your journey. Stay tuned for more posts on dyslexia, ADHD, and other related topics. 💌

Watch the video here 📺

Give This To Your Friends & Family

A Simple Guide that helps friends, family, and employers understand the needs of dyslexics.
Many with dyslexia will read it and have those "That's me!" or "Aha!" moments!

Truth About Dyslexia Podcast