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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The State of Learning Disabilities 2014

From NCLD.org
The National Center for Learning Disabilities

February 19, 2014

"Stigma, underachievement and misunderstanding of LD continue to be stubborn barriers for parents and children to overcome. The data in this 2014 report reveal that, left unaddressed, as many as 60 million individuals risk being left behind, burdened by low self-esteem, subjected to low expectations, and diminished in their ability to pursue their dreams.”
– James H. Wendorf, NCLD Executive Director

On Wednesday, February 19th, the National Center for Learning Disabilities released the third edition of its State of Learning Disabilities report. Updated and expanded, the report captures data about the 5% of our nation’s school-age population whose learning disabilities (LD) have been formally identified, and provides a critical lens through which to understand and address the needs of the additional 15% of students with unidentified and unaddressed learning and attention issues.

This report is an essential resource for anyone who is concerned about the one in five children, adolescents and adults who are impacted by learning and attention issues, whether in school, at home and or in the workplace.

The 2014 State of Learning Disabilities report is more than a collection of facts and numbers. It tells a story about the realities of LD in society today. The report is a call to action for parents, school leaders, and policy makers to take steps to ensure that every individual who struggles with learning and attention issues is provided the opportunity to graduate from high school, live an independent life and contribute to society in the most meaningful ways. Read and share it today!

Download a free PDF copy (52 pages) of The State of Learning Disabilities 2014.

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