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Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders

Boys are approximately three times as likely to be diagnosed with ADD or ADHD as girls.
  • Diagnoses of ADD & ADHD have increased among children under the age of seven, including diagnoses of toddlers. 

  • Boys are diagnosed with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders at a rate nearly twice that of girls. 

  • Boys are diagnosed with mental retardation at a rate nearly 1/3 higher than that of girls. 

  • Approximately 50% more boys are diagnosed with speech impairments than girls.