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Dyslexia genes and the environment—a class act?

Margaret J. Snowling

in Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

Published in print May 2019 | ISBN: 9780198818304
Published online May 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191859496 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780198818304.003.0004

Series: Very Short Introductions

Dyslexia genes and the environment—a class act?

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‘Dyslexia genes and the environment—a class act?’ considers the biological bases of dyslexia. Is dyslexia heritable? It has been known for many years that dyslexia runs in families. Like other neurodevelopmental disorders, dyslexia has an early onset in childhood, is persistent, and is likely to be heritable. The genetics of dyslexia is a complicated issue and there is still a long way to go before we fully understand the mechanisms that are involved. The role of the environment in the genesis of dyslexia is considered and some of the factors that can potentially moderate its impact. These include: the home literacy environment, the effects of school, teaching, and learning; and gene–environment correlations.

Keywords: dyslexia; gene-environment interaction; genetics; heritability; single nucleotide polymorphism; twin studies

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Subjects: Neuroscience ; Psychology of Learning ; Educational Psychology ; Cognitive Linguistics

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