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Old 01-20-2010, 07:33 AM   #5
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: MN
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craigd HB User
Re: whats the difference between ADHD and LD?

ADD is attention deficit disorder. ADHD is attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder. You can have ADD with no signs of hyperactivity. It is more or less just the inability to stay on task. A learning disability is a disorder in which a person has a fairly large difference between their ability (IQ) and their achievement (how they actually do academically). For example, if you have an IQ of 100 but you are only achieving at the 75th %-tile in let's say math, you could have a learning disability in math. Can you have both ADD and be LD....sure.

Paschar, I would be interested in knowing how you got tested in order to get a 220 IQ. Anything over 140 is considered genius or near genius. Over 200 is considered unmeasureable genius. Just curious???