What is Dyslexia? (Definition)
According to the Mayo Clinic, Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Also called specific reading disability, dyslexia is a common learning disability in children.
Dyslexia occurs in children with normal vision and intelligence. Sometimes dyslexia goes undiagnosed for years and isn’t recognized until adulthood.
Dyslexia is believed to be caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Some cases run in families. It may also begin in adulthood as the result of a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or dementia.
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