Definition of Dyslexia

1. Noun. Impaired ability to learn to read.

Generic synonyms: Learning Disability, Learning Disorder
Derivative terms: Dyslectic, Dyslexic, Dyslexic



Definition of Dyslexia

1. Noun. (neurology pathology) A learning disability in which a person finds it difficult to read and write. ¹

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Definition of Dyslexia

1. impairment of the ability to read [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dyslexia

1. A term used to describe a condition in which an individual with normal vision is unable to properly interpret written language. Dyslexia is more common in males and is often first recognised as a reading difficulty in the first grade. Individuals can see and recognise letters but are unable to spell and write words. They have no impairment of object or picture identification. Dyslexia is not related to intelligence and in fact several famous scholars were thought to be dyslexic (for example Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison). The exact cause of dyslexia is unknown. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dyslexia

dyskeratoses
dyskeratosis
dyskeratosis congenita
dyskeratotic
dyskerin
dyskinesia
dyskinesia algera
dyskinesia intermittens
dyskinesias
dyskinetic
dyskinetoplasty
dyskoimesis
dyslalia
dyslectic
dyslectics
dyslexia (current term)
dyslexias
dyslexic
dyslexically
dyslexics
dyslipidaemia
dyslipidaemias
dyslipidemia
dyslipidemias
dyslogia
dyslogies
dyslogistic
dyslogistically
dyslogy
dysluite

Literary usage of Dyslexia

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1. Teaching Children to Be Literate: A Reflective Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1995)
"Most importantly, dyslexia is treatable, and becomes more treatable as we ... Until recently, programs for treating dyslexia tended to assume that the ..."

2. Quarterly Compendium of Medical Science by D. G. Brinton (1887)
"dyslexia has nothing in common with the visual heaviness of ophthalmic cases ... dyslexia will be, according to the author, an interesting clinical sign in ..."

3. Birmingham Medical Review (1889)
"Ophth.}—The term "dyslexia." which is of recent date, signifies an ... The importance of recognising this dyslexia is that the probability of a grave ..."

4. Diagnosis from Ocular Symptoms by Matthias Lanckton Foster (1917)
"dyslexia A very few cases are on record in which a patient was able to see and to ... This dyslexia was sometimes the first symptom excited by a cerebral ..."

5. Letter-, Word- and Mind-blindness by James Hinshelwood (1900)
"A CASE or PARTIAL MIND-BLINDNESS WITH dyslexia, A PECULIAR FORM OF WORD-BLINDNESS. THE following case, though different in many respects from that reported ..."

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