It is possible to have an ADHD without meeting with any important difficulties in school. Generally, those who don’t have learning problems experience functional impacts in other spheres of their lives. However, ADHD frequently leads to learning disorders. If a learning disorder, a high intellectual potential or an intellectual impairment are suspected, it is recommended to complete the investigation with the help of the school psychologist or a neuropsychologist, whether you have a ADHD diagnosis or not.
The neuropsychologic assessment gives information on the superior cognitive functions like the IQ, the attentional capacity, the executive and memory functions.
An evaluation conducted by a specialist of the language (Speech Therapist) will allow, for its part, to establish the presence of an oral or/and speech disorder like dyslexia, dysorthographia (specific language disorder), dysphasia (primary language disorder) and dyspraxia (motor development disorder impairing, for instance, writing).
Specific interventions could be suggested according to the kind of learning or language disorder identified.
As well, if the person shows motor difficulties that impair his ability to learn (for example, to write), it is recommended to consult an occupational therapist.
The services suggested by the speech specialists and the specialised teachers will equip the person through his or her learning. Ask for the available resources in your region.