These strategies, training resources, and more help improve the performance of students of low socioeconomic status by preventing their misidentification as learning disabled and supporting school-readiness skills.

The Unfortunate Link between Low Socioeconomic Status and Learning Disabilities

The unfortunate link between low socioeconomic status and learning disabilities

Our goal in writing this book is to encourage and enable those of you who work with children of low socioeconomic status (SES) to provide every child in your school with equal opportunities to achieve their maximum academic potential. The statistic that really caught our attention was the fact that a much higher percentage of low SES children are referred for placement as learning disabled than their middle- and upper-class peers. We're all for addressing the educational needs of children with diagnosable disabilities, but we worry that low SES children are shunted off on the special education track when it's not only unnecessary but also frequently ...

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