Open Access Review Article

Dyslexia, Neurodevelopmental Conditions and Comobidity: A Rule Rather than an Exception

John-Adubasim Ijeoma C* and Ugwu Chinelo J

Department of Educational Psychology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 01, 2019;  Published Date: July 15, 2019


Different neurological Conditions that result from a disorder in a particular part of the brain may co-occur. Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which is neurological in nature and comorbid with other neurological conditions. Several studies have shown that this apparent co- occurrence is expected between dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This article considers the various definition and literature on the existence and comorbidity of these conditions. It is therefore recommended that assessments for these conditions should not be made in isolation to rule off misdiagnosis and enable proper support and treatment.

Keywords: Dyslexia; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Autism spectrum disorder

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