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How many families in the us have children with learning disabilities/developmental disabilities?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: US Dept of Education

From dr. Mark batshaw's book, children with disabilities, the national center for education services in 2011 reported that over 6.
6 million students received special education sevices in 2007-08, of which 2.5 million were classified as having specific learning disabilities. And that's just school-aged children.

In brief: US Dept of Education

From dr. Mark batshaw's book, children with disabilities, the national center for education services in 2011 reported that over 6.
6 million students received special education sevices in 2007-08, of which 2.5 million were classified as having specific learning disabilities. And that's just school-aged children.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: I don't know.

Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading.
Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disability" is a relative term --so many types & levels of severity. My take: 1)a huge # of us struggles w/ learning; 2) schools are overwhelmed by the needs, & rarely meet the need; 3)more funding is only part of the answer; better ed approaches needed.

In brief: I don't know.

Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading.
Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disability" is a relative term --so many types & levels of severity. My take: 1)a huge # of us struggles w/ learning; 2) schools are overwhelmed by the needs, & rarely meet the need; 3)more funding is only part of the answer; better ed approaches needed.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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