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Why do so many african american children have learning disabilities?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Define disability

Today's aa child is more likely than others, to grow up in a single parent household, live in poverty and lack educational opportunities available to others.
The family culture may place less value on education than other pursuits. I am not convinced these kids have more specific learning disabilities. They often need extra help and encouragement to reach their potential.

In brief: Define disability

Today's aa child is more likely than others, to grow up in a single parent household, live in poverty and lack educational opportunities available to others.
The family culture may place less value on education than other pursuits. I am not convinced these kids have more specific learning disabilities. They often need extra help and encouragement to reach their potential.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Poverty

Unfortunately they are often poor and cannot afford an appropriate diet so they grow up on "junk".
They inevitably have serious deficiencies of vitamins and essential minerals. Some suffer from lead poisoning because they live in old houses with lead paint. The paint flakes taste sweet and the kids eat the flakes. This is a national disgrace and badly needs government attention.

In brief: Poverty

Unfortunately they are often poor and cannot afford an appropriate diet so they grow up on "junk".
They inevitably have serious deficiencies of vitamins and essential minerals. Some suffer from lead poisoning because they live in old houses with lead paint. The paint flakes taste sweet and the kids eat the flakes. This is a national disgrace and badly needs government attention.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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