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Can people develop dyslexia in their 20s or later?

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I need to explain something here, Dyslexia is not a condition that you develop later in life. Dyslexia is a neurological condition. read more

Some people with dyslexia who have learned to read after a fashion may be diagnosed with dyslexia in their teens or early adulthood. However, I doubt that a formerly fluent, age-appropriate reader could develop dyslexia without some sort of injury or insult to the brain. read more

In a word, no. Dyslexia is something one is born with. It is possible, thtough various compensations, to get through school and not realize you have it until later, but generally speaking, one does not develop it later in life. read more

Dyslexia can be diagnosed later in life, but the person has been plagued with it all along. There are some brain injuries and other trauma (e.g. stroke) that could cause an onset of symptoms later in life. Otherwise the anomaly in brain structure and functioning is there early on. In some cases it may be genetic. Dyslexia can run in families. read more

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