Sad Truth about Teens with Learning Disability

Learning disabilities are a big problem for our youth and not just for them, but also for the entire nation and our economy. Over 10 million teens have some form of learning disability, which is something that can develop into a bigger problem if not solved early. Plus, a learning disability does not only affects a teenager and his grades at school; it can also lead to an increasing number of substance abuse, criminal behavior, joblessness and several other society issues. In the end that costs money all of us, but we need to give money in order to save money and to help those children. An average education cost per year for a child with learning disability is $10,000. That is much smaller than what an adult with learning disability costs the state.

Sad Truth about Teens with Learning Disability

The sad truth about teens with learning disability is that 80% of them have trouble reading and 35% of those teens never finish high school. And that is just the start of the problems, more than 60% of teens with learning disability can’t find a job a year after they finish high school, over 25% of those kids don’t have the necessary knowledge to find a normal job. The two biggest problems in our society of getting a job are substance abuse and learning disabilities, sadly but those two are often related.

The first thing that happens with teens with learning disability is substance abuse; more than 60% of kids with learning disability are using some form of drugs. Over 50% of juvenile delinquents have learning disability. In fact 31% of kids with learning disability that do finish high school are arrested in the first 3 years. So the sad and unfortunate truth is that we have a big problem with teenage children that have some form of learning disability. They need help, and to appeal on those that think that will cost more it won’t. For a teenager with learning disability one school year costs $10,000, but for a person that ended up in jail, a year costs over $30,000, not to mention other expenses and there are many. It is better for them and for us to help them and deal with that issue while the time is right.

The fact is that if these kids are helped on time, while they are still young and they are given to proper facilities that can help them, over 70% of those kids will find a steady and a solid job in the first two years after finishing high school. The remaining 30% have a smaller chance of finding a job, but less than 5% of those will have a problem with the law.


  1. I am currently a student at an ivy league university getting my masters in clinical psychology. I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the 1st grade. School was close to impossible for me, but i never gave up. What got me through school and all the challenges that were ahead of me, were supportive parents and teachers. My parents always taught me I could accomplish anything, and never give up.

    The word “disability” really hurt me when I was younger, because I felt that I wasnt “disabled”. My parents soon taught me, honey you just learn “differently”. Which was true, I did all the same work and assignments, I just sometimes need more time, or the tests read to me or a quite room with no distractions. I learned “differently” which to me does not = a disability”

    I want to help other children, teens and students who have learning disabilities to know that it is possible to succeed at your dreams and accomplish anything.

  2. Dr. Jin Hg says:

    No more "Sad" outcomes: It may be true that some children and/or teens find themselves in social, scholastic, familial, or other forms of conflict and will not be able to earn a University, College, or Trade Profession. If school remediation programs are too slow and innefective or failed promises are piling up, you, as parents, need to know that there is available a fast-acting program that will prevent school failure, juvenile crime, and reduce or remove a diagnosed learning disability ("LD") and its "Label."
    For nearly seven decades, a highly effective program remains available to parents of children diagnosed with an LD Label. Its efficacies emerge within the first week of daily practice. The fact is that this program has been consistently suppressed due to the high-end pharmacological money generated through Rx medications. These drugs aim to treat ADD & AD/HD, the various alexias, dyskinesias, ataxias, apraxias, Asperger's disorder, behavioural concerns, etc. Parents are cornered into accepting each Rx and money-making & government appraised remediation program and parenting their young one is left to outsiders. We urge parents to reclaim thieir parenting rights as soon as possible, well before their child reaches an age beyond the schooling years.
    For more INFO, please send inquiries to and take back the right to parent your child drug-free, free of self-blame, and raise your baby on your terms.

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