Questions about Dyslexia

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Registered: 07-17-2003
Questions about Dyslexia
Thu, 07-17-2003 - 4:28pm
Hello all, I am new to this board and am trying to learn all I can about dyslexia. I am involved with a wonderful man who is severely dyslexic, and so are several of his immediate family members. He has spoken at length about how he had a difficult time in school, considered himself "dumb" in school, etc. This is surprising to me, since he now has a college education and is a successful professional. Our relationship is becoming more serious, and I love him very much. I do, however, have concerns and want to learn all I can about his learning disability. For example, I would like a large family and am concerned over whether or not (or how) this condition could affect our future family together, both mentally and financially. Does anyone know of any good articles on dyslexia and genetics? Or the impact of dyslexia on families? Thank you for being understanding, and I apologize in advance if this post seems ignorant. My intentions are really quite good.