My husband is dyslexic. Will my daughter be dyslexic too?

Dyslexia has a large inherited component (about 60%). Nine genes have so far been associated with dyslexia. Many are involved in setting up the brain during development in utero. Boys are more likely to be affected than girls. Dyslexia in a parent is certainly a risk factor for dyslexia in the child, so you should be aware of the possibility. Current research suggests that if either a father or a mother is dyslexic their sons have approximately a 75% risk of being dyslexic, whilst girls will have a 25% chance. Therefore it is by no means certain that your child and especially your daughter - will be dyslexic.