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
dyslexicplay \-sik\ adjective or noun
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Dyslexia is a neurological disorder that usually affects people of average or superior intelligence. Dyslexic individuals have an impaired ability to recognize and process words and letters. Dyslexia usually shows itself in the tendency to read and write words and letters in reversed order; sometimes similar reversals occur in the person's speech. Dyslexia has been shown to be treatable through patient instruction in proper reading techniques.
Origin and Etymology of dyslexia
New Latin, from dys- + Greek lexis word, speech, from legein to say — more at legend
First Known Use: circa 1888
DYSLEXIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dyslexia for English Language Learners
medical : a condition in the brain that makes it hard for a person to read, write, and spell
DYSLEXIA Defined for Kids
Definition of dyslexia for Students
: a learning disability in which a person usually has a problem in reading, spelling, and writing
Medical Definition of dyslexia
: a variable often familial learning disability that involves difficulties in acquiring and processing language and that is typically manifested by a lack of proficiency in reading, spelling, and writing
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