A specific learning disability is a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which disorder may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write or do mathematical calculations. Section 1401.30 (A & B) IDEA 2004 revised
Basic Reading Skills
Minimal brain function
Statistics for LD students compared to non LD students
- About 2.7 million students with SLD receive special education service
- 44.6% of all students receiving special education services are identified as having SLD (30th Annual Report)
- 64% of students with SLD graduate from HS with a regular diploma, 75.5% of students generally (2009)
- 2.2% of students with SLD dropped out of HS compared to 9.4% of students generally (2009)
- 66% of HS graduates with SLD were rated “not qualified” to enter a 4 year college compared to students without disabilities (37.5%)
- 9.7% of students with SLD attend 4-year colleges compared to 28% of students generally
- 55% of adults with SLD are employed vs. those without SLD which is 76% of general population
- Students with SLD are over represented in the juvenile justice system – 38% of all students with disabilities in this setting.
Help change the statistics and make a difference for your child and others with Specific Learning Disabilities.
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