- Learning disabilities are common. Recent studies indicate that approximately 5-10% of American school children have some type of learning difficulty.
- The most common learning disabilities are language-based, which makes reading, writing, and spelling difficult. Eighty percent of students with learning disabilities find reading a challenge.
- Difficulty with sensory-motor integration, motor planning and coordination, and executive functioning are common side effects of learning disabilities.
- Attention disorders such as ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is not a learning disability, although it frequently occurs in tandem with learning disabilities.
to visit Understood.org–an excellent resource for the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues.