Inheritance and Genetics of Learning disabilities
Inheritance and Genetics Information
Inheritance of Learning disabilities:
The fact that learning disabilities
tend to run in families indicates that there may be a genetic link. For
example, children who lack some of the skills needed for reading, such as
hearing the separate sounds of words, are likely to have a parent with a
related problem. (Source: excerpt from Learning Disabilities: NIMH)
About inheritance and genetics:
Inheritance of Learning disabilities refers to whether the condition is inherited
from your parents or "runs" in families.
The level of inheritance of a condition depends
on how important genetics are to the disease.
Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited,
partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited,
and non-genetic diseases are not inherited.
For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.