dyslexia


dys·lex·ia

noun \dis-ˈlek-sē-ə\

medical : a condition in the brain that makes it hard for a person to read, write, and spell

Full Definition of DYSLEXIA

:  a variable often familial learning disability involving difficulties in acquiring and processing language that is typically manifested by a lack of proficiency in reading, spelling, and writing
dys·lex·ic \-sik\ adjective or noun

Origin of DYSLEXIA

New Latin, from dys- + Greek lexis word, speech, from legein to say — more at legend
First Known Use: circa 1888

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dys·lex·ia

noun \dis-ˈlek-sē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DYSLEXIA

: a variable often familial learning disability involving difficulties in acquiring and processing language that is typically manifested by a lack of proficiency in reading, spelling, and writing

dyslexia

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Chronic neurological disorder causing inability or great difficulty in learning to read or spell, despite normal intelligence. It inhibits recognition and processing of graphic symbols, particularly those pertaining to language. Symptoms, including very poor reading skills, reversed word and letter sequences, and illegible handwriting, usually become evident in the early school years. With early recognition and specialized approaches to teaching reading, most dyslexics can learn to read. Anomalies have recently been found in reading-related pathways in the brains of dyslexic persons.

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