A twin study of mathematics disability.

  title={A twin study of mathematics disability.},
  author={Mauricio Alarcon and John C Defries and Jan Light and Bruce F. Pennington},
  journal={Journal of learning disabilities},
  volume={30 6},
Although results obtained from recent twin and adoption studies suggest that individual differences in mathematics performance are due in part to heritable influences, no genetic analysis of mathematics disability (MD) has been previously reported. In this article we present data from the first twin sample ascertained for mathematics deficits (40 identical and 23 same-sex fraternal twin pairs in which at least one member had MD). When mathematics performance data from these twin pairs were… CONTINUE READING

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