In a nutshell:
Very poor reading and spelling in a bright person with nothing else wrong.

In official detail:
Dyslexia is a severe reading problem of neurological origin in a person with average or above average intelligence, for whom there are no other physical, medical, or psychological conditions sufficiently serious to account for the language handling deficits.

In a nutshell:
Anybody can have it, and, yes, it often runs in families.

In detail:
Conservative estimates vary between 5 and 10 per cent of the population. No correlation has been found between the incidence of dyslexia and nationality, income, ethnicity, race, or IQ, and experts are even beginning to question whether it is more common among boys than girls. It has a genetic component






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