10 Damaging Myths About Learning Disabilities
Learning disabilities are not linked to low intelligence or to autism. They aren’t caused by parental neglect, vaccinations, or too much TV, either. Here, learn what are learning disabilities, and what absolutely are not.
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The Truth About LD
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Myth 1: Learning disabilities are more common in people with low intelligence.
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Myth 2: LD is only a problem in school settings.
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Myth 3: Dyslexics read backwards.
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Myth 4: Children with LD are just lazy or unmotivated.
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Myth 5: Accommodations give kids an unfair advantage; that’s why so many claim to have LD.
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Myth 6: Lack of parental involvement causes LD.
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Myth 7: Learning disabilities affect more boys than girls.
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Myth 8: Glasses can help fix learning disabilities, particularly dyslexia.
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Myth 9: People with LD can’t be successful.
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Myth 10: Medication can be used to treat LD.