Origin of dyslexiaModern Latin from dys- + Classical Greek lexis, speech from legein, to speak: see logic
An example of dyslexia is constantly writing 13 as 31.
Origin of dyslexiaNew Latin dys- Greek lexis speech ( from legein to speak ; see leg- in Indo-European roots.)
(countable and uncountable, plural dyslexias)
Circa 1890, from New Latin dys- + lexia, from Ancient Greek δυσ- (dys-) expressing the idea of difficulty, and Ancient Greek λέξις (lexis, “diction”, “word”).
dyslexia - Medical Definition
- Students with dyslexia are permitted to use an electronic dictionary.
- By studying the reading and writing abilities of close to 80 family members across four generations, the researchers reported, for the first time, that chromosome 2 can be involved in the inheritability of dyslexia.
- However, there is some evidence that left-handed people may be more at risk for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or language-processing disorders, including dyslexia and stuttering.
- Often a child with dyslexia has a problem translating language into thought (such as in listening or reading), or translating thought into language (such as in writing or speaking).
- Asperger's (a mild variation of autism), dyslexia (a learning disability that often affects reading) and minor speech problems are usually not recognized until your child is older.