chapter  1
Dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD: The common ground
Pages 21

Most books about dyslexia start by focusing on reading and spelling. Most books about dyspraxia begin by discussing problems with coordination. Most books about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) commence with an account of problems with concentration. These are important issues. They are not, however, the only issues. There are more common links between dyslexia and dyspraxia than distinguishing features. There are also many shared features with ADHD. That is why this book breaks with tradition by initially describing and discussing similarities rather than differences. This chapter focuses on those shared experiences – the common ground as it were. For many dyslexics, dyspraxics and individuals with ADHD, it is these experiences that most colour and shape their everyday lives. They are also often the most noticeable features.