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Unformatted text preview: score, the child most likely has a learning disability. Because LD is based solely on scores, it can be surmised that the term LD is not the result of any other disability. Causes of LD can include acquired trauma, pregnancy complications, genetics, biochemical influences (such as drugs), and minority socio-economic status. Regardless of the struggles individuals with learning disabilities face, many strive for a better education, and overcome obstacles that may prohibit that. There is a 57% graduation rate for students with LD, and almost 3 million students aged 16-21 have a learning disability. Impressively, over 40,000 students with LD attend four-year colleges, in which they must meet the same entrance requirements (such as SAT scores, GPA rankings, etc.) that students without learning disabilities do. Just here at the University of Florida, 22% of students have LD. The Cow....
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