- any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual information.
Origin of dyslexia
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Examples from the Web for dyslexia
Helpful Bystander (HB): Have you ever thought that maybe he has dyslexia?
Nowadays, the proportion deemed to have dyslexia is anything from 4% to 20% of the population.
The Dyslexia Debate, authored by Julian Elliott and Elena Grigorenko, is published by Cambridge University Press (2014).
“Dyslexia” has become a catch-all term for everything from poor reading skills to complex speech disorders.
The answer to this question is tied up with the lack of agreement about how dyslexia should be understood.
- a developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more of the areas of reading, writing, and numeracyNontechnical name: word blindness
from dys- + -lexia from Greek lexis word
Rather than talking about a person being dyslexic or about dyslexics, it is better to talk about a person with dyslexia, people with dyslexia
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Word Origin and History for dyslexia
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- A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
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- A learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
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Difficulty in reading when experienced by persons with normal vision and normal or above-normal intelligence. A common example of dyslexia is reading words with the letters in reverse order, as in fyl for fly.
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