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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ This model has been extremely successful in enabling us to understand acquired dyslexia.
▪ This pattern of acquired dyslexia is in fact seen.
▪ Which of these various possibilities provides the correct interpretation for surface dyslexia?
▪ So which of these two patterns does one actually see in surface dyslexia?
▪ Acquired dyslexia involves a loss of reading ability as a result of brain injury.
▪ Had some form of dyslexia or word-blindness.
▪ The Baltimore-based society defines dyslexia as a type of learning disability that revolves around difficulty in processing language.
▪ The purpose: to present an award recognizing special achievement in the fight against a learning disability known as dyslexia.
▪ This is despite Wesley being severely physically handicapped, suspected of some deafness and suffering from dyslexia.
▪ Two approaches have been taken to the interpretation of deep dyslexia in relation to models of normal reading.
▪ While causes of dyslexia remain obscure, there is growing evidence that it is neurological in nature.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

dyslexia \dyslexia\ n. an impaired ability to read.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1887, from German dyslexie (1883), from Greek dys- "bad, abnormal, difficult" (see dys-) + lexis "word," from legein "speak" (see lecture (n.)) + abstract noun ending -ia. Dyslexic (n.) is first recorded 1961; dyslectic (adj.) from 1964.


n. (context neurology pathology English) A learning disability in which a person finds it difficult to read and write.


n. impaired ability to learn to read


Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. Different people are affected to varying degrees. Problems may include difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, writing words, "sounding out" words in the head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads. Often these difficulties are first noticed at school. When someone who previously could read loses their ability, it is known as alexia. The difficulties are involuntary and people with this disorder have a normal desire to learn.

The cause of dyslexia is believed to involve both genetic and environmental factors. Some cases run in families. It often occurs in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is associated with similar difficulties with numbers. It may begin in adulthood as the result of a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or dementia. The underlying mechanisms are problems within the brain's language processing. Dyslexia is diagnosed through a series of tests of memory, spelling, vision, and reading skills. Dyslexia is separate from reading difficulties caused by insufficient teaching; or either hearing or vision problems.

Treatment involves adjusting teaching methods to meet the person's needs. While not curing the underlying problem, it may decrease the degree of symptoms. Treatments targeting vision are not effective. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting 3–7% of the population; however, up to 20% may have some degree of symptoms. While dyslexia is more often diagnosed in men, it has been suggested that it affects men and women equally. Dyslexia occurs in all areas of the world. Some believe that dyslexia should be best considered as a different way of learning, with both benefits and downsides.

Usage examples of "dyslexia".

My job, as I saw it, was not just to shore up reading, writing, or arithmeticskills, nor to ameliorate dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia, but to try to help children become successful in their place of work -- school -- and to improve the quality of their lives.

Besides suffering from undiagnosed dyslexia that impaired his ability to read, he would often stutter when beginning to speak, his mind would wander in mid-sentence, and it was difficult for him to follow simple instructions.

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