Question: Is dyslexia a form of retardation?

Dyslexia as a diagnostic label for a serious national problem is rapidly becoming the focus of interest and research through- out this country and in many foreign countries. Stated simply, Dyslexia is a severe reading retardation; however, in classical terms Dr.

Is dyslexia a mental disability?

Dyslexia is usually considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as long as individuals can provide evidence that it significantly hinders academic or workplace functioning.

Is dyslexia a form of disability?

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. Its a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isnt affected.

What type of disability is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.

Is dyslexia considered special needs?

The answer is yes. Dyslexia is a condition that could qualify a child as having a specific learning disability under the IDEA. Such term includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.

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