What Are the Causes of Dyslexia?

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This question does not have a clear answer, but researchers do find that the condition tends to run in families. Here are some risk factors:
  • Low birth weight
  • Premature birth
  • A family history of learning disabilities
  • Individual differences in parts of the brain responsible for reading
  • Exposure to drugs, alcohol, or nicotine during pregnancy
  • Infection that may affect the fetus' brain development
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