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Unformatted text preview: y Education Act, U.S. Department of Education, March 2010 www.LD.org | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | 5 The need to raise expectations is particularly acute for the nation’s 5.8 million students with disabilities. Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) make up 41 percent of these students, and numbered more than 2.2 million in 2011. Most Common Types of Specific Learning Disabilities The most common types of specific learning disabilities include: n Dyslexia – difficulties with accurate and/or Students Receiving Special Education Services by Disability Category fluent word recognition, poor spelling and decoding abilities. n Dyscalculia – trouble solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts. n Dysgraphia – difficulty forming letters or writing within a defined space. n Auditory/Visual Processing Disorders – difficulty understanding and using verbal or written language despite normal hearing and vision. n Non-verbal Learning Disabilities – problems with visual-spatial, intuitive, organizational, evaluative and hol...
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