dyslexia

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dyslexia

(dĭslĕk`sēə), in psychology, a developmental disability in reading or spelling, generally becoming evident in early schooling. To a dyslexic, letters and words may appear reversed, e.g., d seen as b or was seen as saw. Many dyslexics never learn to read or write effectively, although they tend to show above average intelligence in other areas. With the aid of computerized brain scans such as positron emission tomography (PET), recent studies have offered strong evidence that dyslexia is located in the brain. Damage to the brain can cause a reading disability similar to dyslexia, known as acquired dyslexia or alexia.

dyslexia

[dis′lek·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Impairment of the ability to read.

dyslexia

a developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more of the areas of reading, writing, and numeracy
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These Centers should co-operate closely with the school community in order to help all those children labelled as dyslectic or with learning difficulties.
The aim of the development of this educational software is to aid dyslectic pupils of Primary Education in the language courses.
From a general review on the educational software in the Greek market for teaching purposes addressed to dyslectic students it was ascertained that there is significant lack in complete special educational software packages.
As it is known, the dyslectic pupil among other symptoms (e.
Gupta said the Punjab and Haryana High Court had taken note of the national policy on allowing the use of calculators by dyslectics.