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A general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence.
- ‘The youngster, who suffers from dyslexia and severe learning difficulties, no longer attends school or college.’
- ‘Special training can help children with dyslexia to read better.’
- ‘The Oaklands unit is also open to those with more serious learning difficulties like dyspraxia and dyslexia.’
- ‘Thanks to the diploma she is now qualified to assess the symptoms of dyslexia and plan their learning programme.’
- ‘The popular image of dyslexia is that it is a difficulty with reading - something to do with the misperception of printed words.’
- ‘Her eldest son Jason, nine, has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, and dyslexia.’
- ‘Trans fats disrupt the messages between neural pathways and have been linked with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia.’
- ‘Pupils at a Rossendale primary school have embraced a new venture to combat dyslexia among young learners.’
- ‘The term dyslexia covers a range of symptoms and learning difficulties related to the written word.’
- ‘He found his dyslexia made it difficult to get a job and took a string of short-term posts.’
- ‘This is only a general overview of dyslexia and once again I say that I'm no expert, only a parent.’
- ‘It cannot be cured; but people with dyslexia can learn to overcome the difficulties they experience.’
- ‘Undoubtedly, there are students who suffer from the severe learning disability, dyslexia.’
- ‘Data on acquired dyslexia has played an important role in the dual-route model of reading.’
- ‘To diagnose dyslexia, specific psychological tests may be necessary.’
- ‘With help, the majority of people with dyslexia can learn to read and write perfectly well.’
- ‘The schools in Mohan's group have teachers trained to deal with slow learners and those with dyslexia.’
- ‘His dyslexia made it extremely difficult for him to understand the law which is an extremely abstract matter.’
- ‘She writes letters for a woman with dyslexia and goes to the shops for elderly people who cannot leave their homes.’
- ‘We discovered later that he was seriously affected by dyslexia.’
Late 19th century: coined in German from dys- ‘difficult’ + Greek lexis ‘speech’ (apparently by confusion of Greek legein ‘to speak’ and Latin legere ‘to read’).
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