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Special Ed Corner: New ‘State of Learning Disabilities’ Report Tackles Stigmas

[Source: Education Week]

The National Center for Learning Disabilities released Tuesday a new edition of its “State of Learning Disabilities” report, which gathers sobering statistics, first-person articles, and suggestions educators, parents and lawmakers can use to support children and youth with learning and attention disabilities.

The advocacy organization subtitled the report “Understanding the 1 in 5,” with the intent of helping readers understand the high numbers of children who have disabilities such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia. About 40 percent of all school-aged children in special education are classified as having “specific learning disabilities,” which includes dyslexia and other disorders, such as dyscalculia (difficulty in understanding numbers and math facts) and auditory processing disorders.

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