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Do learning disabilities run in families?

Some learning disabilities may run in families. Since some of these conditions are caused by genetic defects, they may be found among people in the same family. For example, dyslexia, a common learning disability, is believed to be caused by a genetic and hereditary problem.

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What are the most common learning disabilities?
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What causes learning disabilities?
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How do other illnesses affect learning disabilities?
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What are the symptoms of learning disabilities?
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