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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can someone develop dyslexia or for it to get worse with age?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No and Sort Of..: Basically, barring a brain disease or injury, one is born with dyslexia.It begins to show when one is required to read.It may worsen as one ages, not because the problem is worse mechanically, but the reading requirements intensify overwhelming your capabilities which are a problem due to the dyslexia.
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Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
It need not limit the sufferer academically or professionally, early recognition with access to available resources should limit impairment in function. Take care!
Mar 10, 2016

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It Shows UP: It ceratainly may seem to appear as the need for reading increases.But one is born with the problem .The severity varies which is why it appears to show later.
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