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Is dyslexia common in children with autism?

My daughter is low on the autism spectrum but I noticed that she has a few symptoms of dyslexia. She's 5 years old, and I noticed these symptoms while she was writing and reading out loud. Is dyslexia co-morbid with autism?

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Yes, dyslexia can be a comorbidity of ASD. With therapy, she will improve like everyone else. Please check with her pediatrician and special education teacher.
It can be a comorbidity with autism. She would need to be tested for dyslexia. If she does have this also teachers should be made aware of this to adjust their teaching style to help her learning