Something I got asked by someone was “Is dyslexia more common in boys or girls?” While I was researching for this question i found out that it is actually more common in boys! They have a higher prevalence for reading disabilities. This is due to them getting more frustrated when something goes wrong in class. Boys are twice as likely to get dyslexia says Dr. Michael Rutter. Dyslexia was found in 18/22 % of boys but only 8/13 % in the girls. All of these children that had this testing were from the ages of 7-15 years old.