Adult familial dyslexia: A retrospective developmental and psychsocial profile

E. Feldman, B. E. Levin, H. Lubs, M. Rabin, M. L. Lubs, B. Jallad, A. Kusch

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This study investigated the developmental, demographic, educational, and psychosocial outcome of 36 adults with third-generation familial dyslexia. Control subjects were 44 unaffected age-matched family members. Compared with control subjects, those with familial dyslexia 1) had similar incidences of perinatal complications, left-handedness, and right-left confusion but reported move early speech/language problems; 2) performed worse in reading and spelling but had similar educational achievement; 3) were more likely to report depression/anxiety symptoms and to have attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; and 4) were similar in medical history, marital stability, and mean income. Data suggest that, despite continued isolated reading deficits, carefully selected subjects with adult familial dyslexia do not show the previously described downward course of the learning-disabled population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-199
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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