A more direct link between effort and success

Psychiatric comorbidity in children and adolescents with reading disability.
J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2000 Nov;41(8):1039-48.
Willcutt EG, Pennington BF.
This study investigated the association between reading disability (RD) and internalizing and externalizing psychopathology in a large community sample of twins with (N = 209) and without RD (N = 192).
In contrast, relations between RD and symptoms of anxiety and depression remained significant even after controlling for comorbid ADHD, suggesting that internalizing difficulties may be specifically associated with RD.

Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do
November 29, 2016
Experts say that children with dyslexia are at a higher risk for depression. And having another passion — where there’s a more direct link between effort and success – is helpful.


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