Method: A questionnaire was completed by the mother in each case, eliciting information regarding the history of the labour and delivery; particular regard to any pre- or peri-natal trauma; the child’s developmental pattern and dietary and lifestyle details.
Conclusion: It was noted that all three children had had a traumatic birth; all three presented with co-morbidity; two of the three children had a parent who had been diagnosed as dyslexic and the other had a parent with dyslexic tendencies. A larger study is called for to determine whether or not pre- or peri-natal trauma is a persistent trend in children with dyslexia.
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