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Special Education

Poll: Learning Disabilities Are Misunderstood

By Christina A. Samuels — October 06, 2010 1 min read

The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, based in Connecticut, released its fourth poll on public perceptions of learning disabilities today.

The good news: about 80 percent of the people polled agreed strongly or somewhat with the statement that people with learning disabilities are “just as smart as you and me.”

Not so good news: a sizable proportion of the public also believes that learning disabilities might just really be the product of laziness or a bad home environment.

Read my article that outlines some of the results, and then dig into the full study and press release at the Foundation’s page on the results.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.