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What causes dyslexia?

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It’s linked to genes, which is why the condition often runs in families. You're more likely to have dyslexia if your parents, siblings, or other family members have it.

The condition stems from differences in parts of the brain that process language. Imaging scans in people with dyslexia show that areas of the brain that should be active when a person reads don't work properly.

From: What Is Dyslexia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

International Dyslexia Association: "Dyslexia Basics."

Mayo Clinic: "Dyslexia: Causes." "Dyslexia: Definition." "Dyslexia: Risk factors."

Nemours Foundation: "Dyslexia." "Understanding Dyslexia."

University of Michigan: "What is Dyslexia?"

Yale: "Talking Is Easy…Why Isn't Reading?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

SOURCES:

International Dyslexia Association: "Dyslexia Basics."

Mayo Clinic: "Dyslexia: Causes." "Dyslexia: Definition." "Dyslexia: Risk factors."

Nemours Foundation: "Dyslexia." "Understanding Dyslexia."

University of Michigan: "What is Dyslexia?"

Yale: "Talking Is Easy…Why Isn't Reading?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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