Dyslexia Law and Legal Definition

Dyslexia is a broad term defining a learning disability that impairs a person's ability to read. This inherited condition makes reading, writing, and spelling in native language extremely difficult. Dyslexia is a neurological language processing disorder. Usually, dyslexia symptoms include difficulty with written and spoken information. The disability is due to a defect in the brain's processing of graphic symbols. Dyslexia alters the way the brain processes written material.

Dyslexia is a linguistic problem, not a visual one. Dyslexia does not stem from lack of intelligence. People with severe dyslexia can be brilliant. Students with dyslexia symptoms can have receptive or expressive language; or auditory processing difficulties. Word order and sounds are confused by dyslexics. Additionally, words are often omitted.