Is dyslexia hereditary?
Dyslexia is considered as a neurobiological condition that makes the patient hard to read and learn. The problem of dyslexia happens in the brain, which determines it a linguistic one, not a visual one.
Dyslexia is not related to intelligence. It is often a genetic condition, which means that individuals can inherit dyslexia from a parent. There are 5%-15% of people in the US having dyslexia.
There are treatments for the patients with dyslexia which help them in their daily life. Early diagnosis and support can have long-term improvements. The treatments include:
- Psychological testing
- Guidance and support
- On-going evaluation
Dyslexia is hereditary and the gene, DCDC2, determines the ability of reading performance. If you suspect a child may have dyslexia, you’d better ask for a professional evaluation from the child’s school.
Keywords: dyslexia; hereditary.