Understanding Neurocognitive Developmental Disorders Can Improve Education for All

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Science  19 Apr 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6130, pp. 300-305
DOI: 10.1126/science.1231022

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Specific learning disabilities (SLDs) are estimated to affect up to 10% of the population, and they co-occur far more often than would be expected, given their prevalences. We need to understand the complex etiology of SLDs and their co-occurrences in order to underpin the training of teachers, school psychologists, and clinicians, so that they can reliably recognize SLDs and optimize the learning contexts for individual learners.

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