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Dyslexia - Cause

The cause of dyslexia is not clear, although it is probably an inherited (genetic) disorder because it runs in families.

Some studies have shown that people with dyslexia have abnormalities in the functioning of the areas of the brain involved in reading and language.1

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Playtime for Children With Physical Disabilities

Playing is crucial to healthy development and for building strong parent-child bonds. It's equally important if your child has a physical disability, such as a hearing impairment, vision difficulties or blindness, muscular dystrophy, and so on. WebMD consulted child life specialists and experts to help you find guidance about playing with your physically disabled child. Here you’ll find their tips on play and age-specific suggestions for physically disabled children, from newborns to age 6.

Read the Playtime for Children With Physical Disabilities article > >

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    Last Updated: April 12, 2012
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