Being bilingual is an asset in today’s world. However, it can have its complications. Researchers have found that a person can be dyslexic in one language and not in another. One person who spoke English and Japanese was dyslexic in one and probably in the top 10% of readers in the other.
US and Chinese scientists have found that readers of English use a different part of their brain to read than readers of Chinese. The study may be able to tell us more about how dyslexia affects the brain.
So far, we know that it is much more prevalent in English (about 5-6%) then Chinese (about 1.5%). It seems that this has to do with the difference between the two languages.