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Dyslexia Treatment in the US

Goals

Determine the parameters of a potential teletherapy/dyslexia investment by understanding the dyslexia treatment market in the United States.

Early Findings

  • Dyslexia statistics are a bit inexact. Many prominent sources cite stats with “hooded language.” For instance, rather than coming right out and saying 70-80% of people have dyslexia. The published stat is “70-80% of people with poor reading skills, are likely dyslexic.” Or this: “One in five students, or 15-20% of the population, has a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia is the most common of language-based learning disabilities.” This kind of detail makes estimations for dyslexia demographics very broad and likely off the true mark.
  • Some experts feel that the number of cases is higher than is reported.
  • 35% of US entrepreneurs have dyslexia.
  • 1 in 10 people have dyslexia.
  • Over 40 million Americans have dyslexia but only 2 million people know it.
  • 20% of school-aged children are dyslexic.
  • Prison inmates are “far more likely” to have dyslexia.
  • About 67% of children screened for the risk of dyslexia are eventually diagnosed with the disorder.
  • The National Center for Education Statistics notes “700,000 English-language learners with disabilities are currently enrolled in the nation’s public elementary and secondary schools. This comprises 14.7% of the total ELL population in U.S. public schools.”

SUMMARY

  • During this hour of research it seems clear that triangulation would likely need to be used in order to further assess dyslexia demographics by age, income, marital status or other common demographical factors. It is likely, however, that the necessary details are not current or available online.

In addition to this public search, we scanned our proprietary research database of over 1 million sources and were unable to find any specific research reports that address your goals.

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