Learning Disabilities – the Silent Epidemic

Having a child with a learning disability or a student who isn’t performing well in school can be scary, frustrating, embarrassing, and confusing.  Unfortunately, there is little help available.  The schools, although how hard they try,  can almost always offer only academic support, not going to the root of the problem. They are only allowed to give more academics in a watered down form.  Too many parents think that their children are actually receiving help from schools, when in fact, their children are placed in special education classes, (IEP’s) and allowed to be comfortable.  They are pulled out of class and miss crucial lessons, are labeled and a targeted for bullying and other tormenting behaviors from other students. Students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, and other learning disabilities are at most risk, all because they have been labeled as special education students or students who have fallen behind academically.

To make matters worse, learning differences are at an all time high!

  1. 1 girl in 88 has autism; 1 boy in 50 has autism

  2. 1 in 5 has dyslexia

  3. 1 million people are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD

  4. 9 million students are in special education

  5. 27% of students with learning disabilities drop out of school, compared to 11% of the general population

  6. 13% of learning disabled attend college, compared to 53% of the general population.

Sadly, most parents and educators don’t understand how to go about correcting a learning disability, but it can be done!

In order to fix a learning difference, the bigger skill of academics needs to be broken down into smaller components and then built back up step-by-step.  The brain, body, and senses must be connected so the student can process information efficiently.  With all of the current brain research available, this isn’t something that can only be seen at a movie! With cutting edge research applied, new neural pathways can be created in the brain!

It doesn’t have to be difficult to help students overcome learning disabilities like dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.  With step-by-step instructions, students learn to soar, when previously they have fallen, time after time.

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