There appears to be a genetic link, because dyslexia runs in families. Some researchers have associated changes in the DCDC2 gene with reading problems and dyslexia. While the vast majority of people with dyslexia have it from birth, it is possible to acquire it, usually due to a brain injury or stroke.
Are you born with dyslexia or can you develop it?
Dyslexia is not a disease. Its a condition a person is born with, and it often runs in families. People with dyslexia are not stupid or lazy. Most have average or above-average intelligence, and they work very hard to overcome their learning problems.
What are the signs of being dyslexic?
confusing the order of letters in words. reading slowly or making errors when reading aloud. visual disturbances when reading (for example, a child may describe letters and words as seeming to move around or appear blurred) answering questions well orally, but having difficulty writing the answer down.