dyslexia dyslexia  /dɪs ˈlɛk si ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) impaired ability to learn to read

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Researchers have discovered a genetic reason for dyslexia -- a problem that keeps millions from reading well.
  2. He still paid an acquaintance more than $1,000 to read textbooks onto audiotapes in order to overcome his dyslexia.
  3. If you suspect your child has dyslexia, it's never too early to do something about it.

News

  1. Unraveling The Mystery Of Dyslexia Through Genetic Research

    April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many students are not diagnosed with dyslexia and other learning disabilities until high school, making treatments less effective. A new study of the genetic origins of these conditions by the Yale School of Medicine could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions. The research team, led by Jeffrey R. Gruen , MD, professor ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Genetics of dyslexia and language impairment unraveled

    A new study of the genetic origins of dyslexia and other learning disabilities could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions, according to researchers. Many students now are not diagnosed until high school, at which point treatments are less effective.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Yale researchers unravel genetics of dyslexia and language impairment

    ( Yale University ) A new study of the genetic origins of dyslexia and other learning disabilities could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Many students now are not diagnosed until high school, at which point treatments are less effective.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "The education establishment, rather than admit that their eclectic and incomplete methods for instruction are at fault, have invented a brain disorder called dyslexia," Stringer wrote in a column for the Manchester Confidential website....
    on Jan 14, 2009 By: Graham Stringer Source: Reuters UK

  2. "School was unbelievably hard for me," he said. "Teachers didn't know what dyslexia was at that time, so I was labelled a trouble-maker. I was the class clown. I got a bad grade in everything but lunch. I was told I was stupid, lazy and not...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Henry Winkler Source: WalesOnline

  3. "I want my film, which has been made on a sensible topic like dyslexia, to be viewed by as many people as possible, which is only possible if it gets selected in the final five as 'Lagaan' was selected," said Aamir.
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Aamir Khan Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

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