Over 60 % of front-line workers in the goods-producing
industry have difficulty applying information from a text to a required
Workers who lack a high school diploma earn less
than 25% of those with Bachelor's degrees.
43% of adults with low literacy skills live in poverty
(as compared with less than 5% of those with high level skills).
50 to 80 percent of all students in literacy and
basic education programs.
Difficulty with basic reading and language skills are the most common learning
15 to 30 percent of all participants in job training
Kids don't "outgrow" or get cured of LD.
25 to 40 percent of all adults on welfare.
Only diagnostic testing can accurately determine
the presence of a learning disability.
Some adults with suspected learning disabilities
are eligible for assessment and other services through vocational rehabilitation.
Learning disabilities may be inherited.
Learning disabilities affect girls as frequently as they do boys.
With the right Treatment Program, the following pitfalls experienced
by many who have gone undiagnosed and untreated, can be avoided.
Learning Disabilities may manifest themselves as difficulties in spoken
or written language, arithmetic, reasoning, and organization skills, and
will affect those with Learning Disabilities in basic education,
literacy, postsecondary, and vocational training settings. Many adults
with learning disabilities have achieved academic and vocational success
when appropriate accommodations have been provided.
Adults with learning disabilities commonly make errors in completing employment
applications because of poor reading or spelling skills. Some may not reach
employment at all. Job-related problems may arise for adults with learning
disabilities as a result of their difficulties with tasks that require
organizing, planning, scheduling, and/or monitoring; difficulties with
language comprehension and expression; poor social skills; and inattentiveness.
Being criticized, put down, teased, or rejected because of failures
in academic, vocational, or social endeavors over a lifetime often contribute
to low self-esteem and depression in both children and adults with learning
All donations are greatly appreciated. Please make your tax-deductible check (in U.S.
dollars) payable to, LDI, Inc. and mail to: 1201 Louisiana Ave. Suite B.
Winter Park, Florida 32789.
The Learning Disability Institute (LDI, Inc.) has been approved by the State of Florida and the United States Department of Internal
Revenue to solicit contributions as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, publicly supported organization working with professionals, teachers, and parents, providing diagnosis,training, treatment and research in the field of Learning Disabilities.