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alexia

[ə′lek·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Loss of the ability to read.
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Lydia James, who suffers from dyslexia, or word blindness, claimed at an Employment Tribunal in Birmingham that she was told not to use her condition as an excuse for being unable to write properly.
Scott, from Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, has the word blindness condition dyslexia, which has made it difficult for him to prove his true ability at school.
Research has revealed children have a greater risk of developing dyslexia - sometimes called 'word blindness' - if someone else in their family has it.
But she only realised she had word blindness when she took her son along to the Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention disorder and Treatment centre at Kenilworth.
In fact, her word blindness led to a breakdown when she starred in a West End musical with George Cole.
The findings suggest that word blindness, which affects nearly one in 20 people, may largely be a motor rather than a language problem.
Mr Justice Garland told the court that Miss Phelps had been condemned to a life of menial tasks because neither her teachers, the school psychologist or London's Hillingdon Council had spotted her word blindness.
WHAT disorder is also called word blindness? WHERE was the official residence of the Northern Ireland prime minister until 1972?
Mr Sheridan, of Wallace Close, Oldbury, said the hotel knew of his word blindness when he started the job two years ago.