Definition of dyslexia in English:

dyslexia

Pronunciation /dəsˈleksēə/ /dəsˈlɛksiə/

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noun

  • 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.’
    • ‘The Oaklands unit is also open to those with more serious learning difficulties like dyspraxia and dyslexia.’
    • ‘The term dyslexia covers a range of symptoms and learning difficulties related to the written word.’
    • ‘Undoubtedly, there are students who suffer from the severe learning disability, dyslexia.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We discovered later that he was seriously affected by dyslexia.’
    • ‘Special training can help children with dyslexia to read better.’
    • ‘This is only a general overview of dyslexia and once again I say that I'm no expert, only a parent.’
    • ‘Thanks to the diploma she is now qualified to assess the symptoms of dyslexia and plan their learning programme.’
    • ‘With help, the majority of people with dyslexia can learn to read and write perfectly well.’
    • ‘Data on acquired dyslexia has played an important role in the dual-route model of reading.’
    • ‘The popular image of dyslexia is that it is a difficulty with reading - something to do with the misperception of printed words.’
    • ‘The schools in Mohan's group have teachers trained to deal with slow learners and those with dyslexia.’
    • ‘To diagnose dyslexia, specific psychological tests may be necessary.’
    • ‘Pupils at a Rossendale primary school have embraced a new venture to combat dyslexia among young learners.’
    • ‘His dyslexia made it extremely difficult for him to understand the law which is an extremely abstract matter.’
    • ‘He found his dyslexia made it difficult to get a job and took a string of short-term posts.’
    • ‘It cannot be cured; but people with dyslexia can learn to overcome the difficulties they experience.’
    • ‘She writes letters for a woman with dyslexia and goes to the shops for elderly people who cannot leave their homes.’

Origin

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’).