*Is often inherited.
*Does not come from a lack of trying
*Individual usually has average to gifted intelligence.
*Cannot be spotted by the way a person looks.
*Individual may be very strong verbally, but that same person may have problems putting the words to paper.
*MRI tests have shown a lack of activity in parts of the brain of students identified as dyslexic.
*Some brain scans have shown difficulty with auditory processing and distinguishing between particular sounds, such as ga and ka.
*Studies also show a chromosome connection in some children with language disabilities