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.
- 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).
- Studies of the occupational choices of adults with dyslexia indicate that they do particularly well in people-oriented professions and occupations, such as nursing or sales.
- Anyone who is suspected to have dyslexia should have a comprehensive evaluation, including medical, psychological, behavioral, hearing, vision, and intelligence testing.