Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Reading Disability Underlying Cause

The exact cause of dyslexia is unknown. There seems to be abnormality in the region of the brain that processes language. The disability seems to be hereditary and it is more common in boys than girls.

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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