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The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research.

Chapter 2: Some Special Issues Concerning the Genetics of Dyslexia: Revisiting Multivariate Profiles, Comorbidities, and Genetic Correlations1

Some Special Issues Concerning the Genetics of Dyslexia: Revisiting Multivariate Profiles, Comorbidities, and Genetic Correlations1
Some special issues concerning the genetics of dyslexia: Revisiting multivariate profiles, comorbidities, and genetic correlations1

This chapter

  • acknowledges the advances that have been made in the field of genetics; and
  • puts forward new challenges that have to be taken into account in current practice and future research.
Introduction

This chapter is both retrospective and prospective. It begins by providing a brief overview of where we have been in the genetic (and neurological) study of dyslexia or developmental reading disability (RD), and then closes with where we might go in the future. Specifically, the first sections of this paper focus on how the biological study of RD was initially considered, and then reflects on ...

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