WEBSITE DISPELS MYTHS ABOUT LEARNING DISABILITIES

LD.org is all about “learning disabilities.” A recent National Center for Learning Disabilities report found that …

  • 55% of Americans wrongly believe that wearing glasses can treat learning disabilities.
  • 22% incorrectly believe learning disabilities can be caused by too much TV or video game time
  •  31% believe it’s all caused by a poor diet. (Who knows? Maybe it is.)
  •  24% believe the cause is childhood vaccinations.
  • 33% feel it’s appropriate to ask a job candidate about learning disabilities. (However, it’s against the law.)
  • 43% think people with learning disabilities have low IQs, though there seems to be no correlation there.

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