What Causes Learning and Reading Difficulties?
Learning and reading difficulties are caused by a variety of reasons. Numerous studies conducted to determine the prime causes of learning troubles in the U.S. reveal that approximately 10% of them are caused by poor or inadequate instruction. Another 5% are attributed to one or more sensory defects such as hearing or vision problems. Low motivation leads to about 5% of learning and reading difficulties. The remaining 80% of learning and reading difficulties among U.S. students and adults are found to be the direct consequence of cognitive skill weaknesses.