Is Dyslexia More Common in Males?

by Rich on April 19, 2012 · 0 comments

We recently wrote a blog post about the myths surrounding Dyslexia, and tried to reveal them for what they really are.  One of the common misconceptions about dyslexia is that only males are afflicted.  While that is a false statement, a new study was released on April 16th that does confirm that more males are confirmed as dyslexics.

Here’s an exact quote from the article:

About 7% of the population are dyslexic, and there is a small but significant predominance of the disorder among male populations.

Why are more males diagnosed as dyslexic?

Think back to when you were in grade school.  Boys are usually much more rambunctious, agressive, and disturbing to their classmates when they are either bored or frustrated.  This makes it clear as day for their teacher that this particular student needs extra attention and may need to se a specialist.  Unless teachers are investigating each child individually, only those children who act out in class may receive the extra attention they deserve.

Does your child have dyslexia?

As the authors of the study point out, “Boys with dyslexia come to clinical attention more often than girls, seemingly because they have higher rates of comorbid externalising disorders, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]“.

Is your child showing signs of frustration in class or at home?  Visit us at IReadBetterNow.com to learn more or join our Facebook community and leave us a question there!  We’d be happy to point you in the right direction!

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