Children at Risk

From 10 to 30% of children have learning difficulties. Males are diagnosed more often than females with Reading Disorders; however, this may be due to the fact that boys are more disruptive in class and therefore are more likely to be referred for help. Reading Disorders can run in families and are more prevalent among first-degree biological relatives of individuals with Learning Disorders. An estimated 1% of school-age children have a Mathematics Disorder. Disorder of Written Expression is rare when not associated with other Learning Disorders.