According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, approximately 85% of all individuals with learning disabilities have difficulties in the area of reading. This encompasses both children and adults.
No wonder so many children with learning disabilities struggle in school. Every subject involves reading. Even today’s Math problems are heavily focused on reading and comprehension.
The National Longitudinal Transition Study reports that 35% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school. Students with learning disabilities are twice as likely to drop out of school as those without a disability.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, for the 1999-2000 school year, there were 5,810,658 students in the United States with an IEP. Put another way, 12.4% of students in the United States had an IEP.