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- arning DisabilitiesWhat is the legal definition of learning disabilities?
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arning DisabilitiesWhat is the legal definition of learning disabilities?
What is the legal definition of learning disabilities?
How many children have learning disabilities?
Many different estimates of the number of children with learning disabilities have appeared in the literature (ranging from 1 percent to 30 percent of the general population). In 1987, the Interagency Committee on Learning Disabilities concluded that 5 percent to 10 percent is a reasonable estimate of the percentage of persons affected by learning disabilities. The U.S. Department of Education (1995) reported that more than 4 percent of all school-aged children received special education services for learning disabilities and that in the 1993-94 school year over 2.4 million children with learning disabilities were served. Differences in estimates perhaps reflect variations in the definition.