Does Dyslexia Run in Families, from Mum or Dad? True Parent Stories

I have dyslexia and 1 of my children has dyslexia. My other child does not have it. I asked parents on dyslexia group for their experiences, here is what they said. To learn more about myths and facts about dyslexia. Try "False or True" dyslexia activity.

Does dyslexia run in your family? Parents Comments

  • My mum thinks she is probably dyslexic, I am and so is my son.
  • My daughter got it from my husband.
  • My husband has it, so does my son. My nephew also has it, as well as his father. I "heard" it can be passed down, usually by the paternal side, but never looked into it.
  • Yes,every second child has it in our family.
  • I'm dyslexic and so are both of my children. But I don't know who else before me in my family was also dyslexic.
  • My grandpa passed it onto my mom who gave it to four out of five of her kids.

Is Dyslexia Hereditary?

There are many reasons that a person may have dyslexia. Learn more about what genetic and environmental factors may make it more likely that a child will have dyslexia.

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