Dyslexia is a neurological problem that tends to run in families. Therefore, if other family members—parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles—have dyslexia, pay particular attention to your child’s reading development.
Environmental factors may play a role as well, but experts disagree on the extent to which a child’s environment impacts his reading ability. I believe that providing a language-rich environment can do a great deal to bolster literacy skills and facilitate the rapid cognitive development that occurs before the age of three. But even the most attentive parents—those who read and speak to their children from infancy—can have a child who struggles with dyslexia.
From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
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