Nearly One in Seven Kids Has a Learning Disability
The number of children with developmental disabilities has increased by 17 percent in 12 years, driven largely by big jumps in diagnoses for autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, research shows.
More than 15 percent of school-age kids about 10 million children had a developmental disability in 2006-08, according to a study released Monday in the journal Pediatrics. That’s up from 12.8 percent in 1997-99.
from Sci-Tech Today