|Nontechnical name: word blindness a developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more of the areas of reading, writing, and numeracy|
|usage Rather than talking about a person being dyslexic or about dyslexics, it is better to talk about a person with dyslexia, people with dyslexia|
dyslexia dys·lex·i·a (dĭs-lěk'sē-ə)
A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
|dyslexia (dĭs-lěk'sē-ə) Pronunciation Key
A learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
Difficulty in reading when experienced by persons with normal vision and normal or above-normal intelligence. A common example of dyslexia is reading words with the letters in reverse order, as in fyl for fly.