The State of Learning Disabilities (National Center for Learning Disabilities)

Learning and attention difficulties are more common than many realize, and there is a great deal of confusion and stigma associated with these difficulties.

In a survey commissioned by, the following information was discovered:

  • 33% of classroom teachers and other educators believe sometimes what people call a learning or attention issue is really just laziness
  • 61% of classroom teachers say they are somewhat or not very confident in recommending that a child be evaluated for special education or learning issues
  • 70% of classroom teachers in elementary school say a significant challenge they face is lack of resources needed to provide instruction, related services and support to children with learning and attention issues
  • 51% of classroom teachers say they are somewhat or not too confident in their ability to implement IEP/504 plans

As cited by


To learn more, check out The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5


Tamera Boring