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The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5

Horowitz, S. H., Rawe, J., & Whittaker, M. C. (2017). The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5. New York: National Center for Learning Disabilities.

This report summarizes the latest facts, figures, and information about individuals with learning disabilities in the U.S. The report focuses on six key areas: understanding learning and attention issues; identifying struggling students; supporting academic success; social, emotional, and behavioral challenges; transitioning to life after high school; and recommended policy changes. The report also includes state snapshots that highlight key data points and comparisons to national averages in areas such as inclusion in general education classrooms, disciplinary incidents and dropout rates for students with learning and attention issues.

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