Die familiäre Häufigkeit von Lese-Rechtschreib-Schwächen

Unsere nichtrepräsentative Stichprobe deutet darauf hin, dass rund 58 Prozent aller Lese-Rechtschreib-Schwächen häufiger in Familien auftreten. Bei jeweils 16 Prozent der Befragten hatten Vater bzw. Mutter ähnliche Schwächen in der Schule. Dann folgen die Großeltern (Opa 8 Prozent, Oma 5 Prozent), Geschwister (Bruder und Schwester jeweils 6 Prozent), Cousins mit 5 Prozent und Cousinen mit 7 Prozent. Dazu kommen Onkels (10 Prozent) und Tanten (1 Prozent), was insgesamt für eine familiäre Häufung spricht. Bei dieser Schwäche spricht man von Legasthenie (Dyslexia). Weiterlesen →

Reading/spelling difficulties may occur more frequently in families

For decades there has been a discussion among experts that dyslexia can occur in the family as a special reading and spelling weakness. Why these difficulties can occur more frequently in the families concerned in the acquisition of written language has not yet been fully clarified scientifically. Adopted behaviour or hereditary predisposition as causes of... Weiterlesen →

From the perspective of an affected person: Are dyslexics really handicapped?

A commentary by Lars Michael Lehmann, dyslexia expert and specialist journalist Yes, I have experienced for myself that dyslexics are regarded as handicapped. In the GDR era, people with learning difficulties in reading and writing were quickly regarded as learning disabled and had to attend an „auxiliary school“. At that time the term „dyslexia“ was... Weiterlesen →