How is my life with Dyslexia and ADHD?

How is my life with Dyslexia and ADHD?

I am Not stupid, but I am different

Asslaamu alykum..

I have collected much information on my blog.

Many may wonder why my own writings are so mixed up, broken up, confused… Well the answer is //Dyslexia and ADHD.

I suffer since my childhood from those horrible thin gs which can life into a nightmare and daily struggle of proofing that I am NOT stupid and Know very well what I studied, learned, read, saw….

Often I see words which are not there , letters are missing, or additional placed in the sentences, numbers are scrambled up..

Often I ant express myself as wanted, loose the word, thread easily fall down crying in frustration that nobody understand me and i cant make others understand me better.

Ther are often times when i read or my husband is talking, teaching,  to me i juts hear  him or my kids or see what i read but it just flies by and I seem to be in lala land


So it gives all a different meaning

I try to read and understand. But  I get very quick tired and frustrated.

And the reactions of the common people , or family, who have no clue what my problems are, are very hurtful and often put me on the edge of ending my life.

Most times of my life i struggled badly in school, fought to proof my parents that i am not stupid and not an embarrassment for my family, as  being told my whole life.

I stayed up long nights to bring home a and B grades.

Any mother who has a child with dyslexia, autism and alike know what i want to say

Whatever information i receive i have to read sometime up to ten times over and over again.

But i got it, and whatever has been rooted up on my brain stays.



What is dyslexia?  Whether you spell it dyslexia, dislexia or deslexia – it’s all the same.

With over 10% of the world population being dyslexic, it’s not a small thing.  This site was created by those with dyslexia who are trying to learn more, improve their lives and realize the great potential they were born with.  Dyslexia, as some as said, is a gift – but only if you look at it that way.   We offer resources, tools and scholarships all designed to help you realize your potential and answer the questions – what is dyslexia and how can I use it?

Is It ADHD or Dyslexia – or Both?

It’s not always easy to tell whether ADHD or dyslexia is causing your child to be inattentive, distracted, and have difficulty with reading and writing or verbal instructions. In some cases, your child may have both conditions.


For many children, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the learning disorder dyslexia go hand-in-hand. As many as one in four children with ADHD also have dyslexia, while between 15 and 40 percent of children with dyslexia have ADHD. In those cases, children and their families must work to manage both conditions.

Distinguishing between ADHD and dyslexia may at first seem difficult, especially for a parent who has no experience with either disorder. Is your child skipping words when reading because he cannot read them or because he is just speeding ahead? With ADHD making headlines, your first thought might go toward attention problems rather than reading difficulties. But it is important to look at the whole picture when assessing your child’s performance.

“With ADHD there are more behavioral kinds of problems,” says special education expert Nancy Mather, PhD, associate professor in the department of special education, rehabilitation, and school psychology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. “Dyslexia is limited to reading and writing.”


Despite these distinctions, experts have observed a link between ADHD and dyslexia. “Similar areas of the brain are involved in both disorders,” explains Mather. They both appear to lead to problems with executive function, memory, and processing symbols quickly. Another similarity is that children with these disorders often have normal to high intelligence and high creativity, but are frustrated academically. What’s different is how these disorders play out — with dyslexia, it’s in terms of reading and writing difficulties, and with ADHD, it involves behavior.

ADHD and Dyslexia: Reaching a Diagnosis

The process of finding out what is causing your child’s problems could be lengthy. Because girls with ADHD tend to quietly tune out rather than act out, figuring out your child’s learning challenges could be a bit more difficult with a daughter.

“You need neuropsychological testing to tease that out,” says ADHD specialist Eugene Arnold, MD, professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Ohio State University in Sunbury.

In order to figure out which disorder your child has — or if it’s both — you will need:

  • Teacher input. Talking to teachers about your child’s behavior in class and performance on schoolwork can be revealing. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, remembering and following verbal directions, or sitting still, but if they don’t have dyslexia, their ability to read and write is often just fine — indeed, many children with ADHD are avid readers. As they get older, they tend to do better with written instructions than verbal ones. On the other hand, children with dyslexia may try to avoid reading and writing, or mix up letters when learning to write, but do well with oral testing and comprehension.
  • A learning ability evaluation. If you suspect a learning disability such as dyslexia, you have the right to ask for an evaluation through your public school system. This is also true for homeschooled children, points out Mather. Testing can help identify dyslexia.
  • ADHD evaluation. In order to get an ADHD diagnosis and begin treatment, you will need a psychiatric assessment from an ADHD expert.

Succeeding With ADHD and Dyslexia

Just as the conditions are related but different, so are the solutions. The first step is to work with your child’s school.

“A lot of information is collected by the team at the school,” says Mather. The team may include a special education teacher or counselor, your child’s teachers, and any experts you want to include. If you suspect dyslexia, Mather advises including a dyslexia expert in team meetings. Based on test results, you and the team can develop a plan, usually called an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), for helping your child succeed in school.



Children with ADHD and dyslexia often require:

  • ADHD medication. With the right medical treatment, children with ADHD learn better. This is especially true for children who also have dyslexia — they need to be able to focus in order to learn how to read and write in a more intensive way.
  • Specialized reading and writing training. If your school system has teachers trained in dyslexia on staff, your child may be able to get this additional help during the school day. However, many families find that their child requires tutoring after school. For children with ADHD, this can be especially challenging after a long day when ADHD medication may be wearing off. Talk to your doctor about using additional smaller doses of medication to keep your child’s attention focused until dinner time.
  • Classroom accommodations. When you put together the classroom plan for your child with ADHD, you may need to include such things as taking breaks during long work periods, being able to get up and move around the classroom frequently, or being seated away from distractions. Be cautious about being overly reliant on audiobooks or verbal instruction for children with dyslexia, however. Mather points out that learning to read and write is still essential. Specialized tutoring may be necessary.

Though challenges are ahead, there is also great potential. With hard work and structure, children with ADHD and dyslexia can be successful in school.



This hopefully will also answer visitors to this blog why i am not writing my own article and post the relevant information from experts and others.

I could not express myself that professional and sitting and writing or reading makes me very quick tired and exhausted ..

Just enjoy the information and see that i had to work very hard to study in medical school and to be a good and qualified nurse.German.

So it can tell that i do my research and do Never post my opinion and never post anything without the relent proof.

I had to learn English during my marriage as my husband is English speaking and does not know  German.

Regular in school or even medical school my head would fall on the table and i would snooze of, get uncontrollable tired, migraine, muscle strains depression…………..

Without a strict and precise routine i cant function and will loose track and my emotions and frustrations over my daily struggle and rejection or insults hits me like a slash hammer.

So Islam with its rulings and strict life style saves me from further damage in my brains and emotions..

To suffer as an adult like that is not easy either.

Try to deal with the humbling in front of my minor children , who can smoke me easily in a pipe ,   breaking down crying due to this and trying to be strong and a mother and good example to our children and Not to feel embarrassed anymore about my disabilities a preschooler and being about 5 years behind the actual learning capability of my age.

Specially if the majority of the life these problems have not been recognized and thus not treated .

I cant sit long on a computer on those screens as i turn very dizzy and tired, with migraines and just loose out the next couple of days.

So that  is also why i copy and paste, giving the resources.

When i learn and study is has to be from chest to chest in kindness and love, as Islam teaches.

I remember when i used to watch the sesame street, sendung  mit der maus  etc. those colored animation an  fun way to learn attracted  me and opened up my blocked channels.

I am quiet creative and loved to draw and love nature but my body cant concert my thoughts, ideas and the outcome is always surprising different which often triggers much frustration .

So any persona;, emotional attacks on my intelligence, profession, abilities etc, just pull the trigger and start a complex breakdown with many health problems and tears following up ..


The love,. patience  and care for teaching and reformation I receive from my husband and Hadhrat A/S/Desai help me much to regulate this difficulties.

So if my writings are scrambled up, or letters misplaced or missing, so please forgive me as it is not my fault and its Not a sign that I don’t understand “a simple sentence of English, German and alike”

Wa sa;laam

If you read about auitisn=m,. ADHS and Dyslexis..


That Me!


2 comments on “How is my life with Dyslexia and ADHD?

  1. May I ask if you are taking the common pharmaceutical treatments prescribed by Western physicians for your ADHD, i.e., Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall etc.?

    I understand these drugs to have very severe side effects.

    If you are not taking these drugs, how else are you managing your condition?

    May Allah Ta’ala keep you with Aafiyaat.


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