The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) recently released a revealing new survey showing that Americans lack a basic understanding of learning disabilities (LDs).
The survey of nearly 2,000 American adults finds that Americans are confused about the causes, treatments, and rights of those with LDs. Myths persist regarding the correlation between IQ, poor vision and childhood vaccines to LDs.
A few highlights from the survey include:
- Over 66% of parents want more information about learning disabilities than schools currently provide.
- 33% of respondents said it is appropriate to ask a job candidate if they have a learning disability, when it is in fact against the law.
- 43% of those polled said that there is a negative relationship with IQ and the presence of learning disabilities, where no such correlation exists.
- 22% incorrectly believe learning disabilities can be caused by too much screen time; 31% believe a cause is poor diet; 24% believe a cause is childhood vaccinations.
View the infographic with more survey results here:
For more information about learning disabilities please visit LD.org.