The co-occurrence of reading disorder (RD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received increasing attention. The authors’ literature review summarizes the epidemiology, treatment strategies, psychosocial impact, and economic burden associated with the co-occurrence of these conditions, and report that few studies have evaluated interventions targeted to this patient population, underscoring the importance of identifying effective multimodal treatments that address the neuropsychological deficits of RD and ADHD through carefully planned clinical research.
Sexton, Chris C., Gelhorn, Heather L., Bell, Jill A., and Classi, Peter M. 2014). The Co-occurrence of Reading Disorder and ADHD – Epidemiology, Treatment, Psychosocial Impact, and Economic Burden. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 45, 538-564.