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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It's my opinion that if teachers really really understood, they would be making changes [in the way they teach students with dyslexia] on their own," said Marilyn Hagle, a former teacher and parent of two kids with dyslexia.
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Dyslexia is a specific learning disability (LD) that has a neurobiological origin1 and is characterized by difficulties in reading, spelling, writing, speaking and understanding.
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Times have thankfully moved on from the first descriptions of 'word blindness' more than a century ago, but as Dr Rack notes: "There are large numbers of adults whose difficulties were not picked up at school; some only become aware of their own dyslexia when their children's difficulties are identified.
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