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Is dyslexia heredity?

Glsdysbrown
Glsdysbrown
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I am diagnosed with dyslexia and my two son have the condition, is dyslexia genetic? I believe my father has the condition as he used asked my mother and his secretary to read and write for him.

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kerbside

Might be I seem to have pasted it on to Three of mine at least . They all have done well with it after lots of hard work . No quick way around .

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beaton

I think so. I name people in our family,including me and my daughter.

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MyetteGodwyn

Dyslexia type conditions/ difficulties are hereditary and this is well documented amongst university experts . I'm dyslexic, my father was dyslexic and so is my son. I am not just defining dylexia as a reading difficulty but as neuro diverse condition,with processing symbolic information and ordering difficulties. I also have difficulty looking at black text on white and so does my son and my father. My son wears green glasses and this has really helped him to achieve. I am also researching dylexia for my MA(ed) and would like to see it classed differently and not just an educational problem - this prevents childrens from getting the help they need at school and home. The trouble is that it does not just affect one area of the brain but many, it changes in each individual, and this makes the condition difficult to define. Children are slipping through the net and not getting help until it's too late and they are starting their GCSE's.

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Hidden
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Recent research has identified some genes that link to spLDs and can explain why they sometimes overlap. However, the environment and awareness are also very important and current thinking is that sometimes the situations people with Dyslexia are put in causes the difficulty. This is encouraging as it means that when people are aware of the possibility of the difficulty (for instance that it can occur in families) they are more likely to teach coping strategies (such as using software) or push for early identification at schools which helps the situation improve. So try to see it as positive that you are aware there might be Dyslexia in your family and also think of the benefits of 'thinking differently' in this diverse world, it is certainly what is needed.

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unio06

hi I was diagnosed when attending adult college then my daughter was diagnosed two years later. she was in year 4 by then but was fighting to get her assessed for two years, then two years ago my mum was diagnosed as well as being diagnosed with dyspraxia.my ooldest daughter shows signs of dyspraxia and training to get her assessed but that is alot harder than getting them tested for Dyslexia. my mums brother is also dyslexic xx

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vince

Me dyslexic and my son has it through his dyspraxia.

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yeswecanread

Dyslexia is often hereditary, but not always. Please would you look at our 'yes we can read' website. It is a manual, which anyone who can read can just pick up and use to teach someone from 8 to 80. All you have to do is read the general instructions in 15 minutes or so. Please look at the videos you will be inspired. One-to-one is the key. It works, I promise you.

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