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TOPIC: 10% of Children Affected by Learning Disabilities

10% of Children Affected by Learning Disabilities 21 Apr 2013 17:19 #99

New Research Says Up to 10 Percent of Children Affected by Learning Disabilities
Posted April 19, 2013 by Janice Wood reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.


Up to 10 percent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, which translates to two or three students in every classroom, according to new research.

Researchers at University College London and Goldsmiths University of London also found that children are frequently affected by more than one learning disability.

According to the researchers, specific learning disabilities (SLD) arise from “atypical brain development with complicated genetic and environmental causes,” causing conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, and language impairment.

While each of these conditions provide a challenge for educators, those challenges are magnified because learning disabilities often “co-occur far more often than would be expected,” the researchers said.

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