Gender differences in the severity of adult familial dyslexia

E. Feldman, B. E. Levin, J. Fleischmann, B. Jallad, A. Kushch, K. Gross-Glenn, M. Rabin, H. A. Lubs

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Abstract

Thirty seven adults with a three generation family history of dyslexia and a strong personal history of reading/spelling problems were administered a psychoeducational battery to confirm the diagnosis of dyslexia. Males were not disproportionately represented in the dyslexic sample although they exhibited a more severe profile of reading impairment relative to females. Severity of dyslexia is discussed as a possible mechanism of the reported higher prevalence of dyslexia among males.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-161
Number of pages7
JournalReading and Writing
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1995

Keywords

  • Adult familial dyslexia
  • Dyslexia severity
  • Gender differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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