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Dyslexia

Important
It is possible that the main title of the report Dyslexia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

Synonyms

  • Congenital Word Blindness
  • Developmental Reading Disorder
  • Primary Reading Disability
  • Specific Reading Disability

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Dyslexia is a condition in which an individual with normal vision is unable to interpret written language, and therefore is unable to read or may read slowly with great difficulty. Onset is during childhood, and males are affected most often.

Resources

Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
Tel: (412)341-1515
Fax: (412)344-0224
Tel: (888)300-6710
Email: info@LDAAmerica.org
Internet: http://www.ldaamerica.org

International Dyslexia Association
40 York Rd
4 Florr
Baltimore, MD 21204
USA
Tel: (410)296-0232
Fax: (410)321-5069
Tel: (800)222-3123
Email: info@interdys.org
Internet: http://www.interdys.org

George Washington University HEATH Resource Center
2134 G Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052-0001
USA
Tel: (202)973-0904
Fax: (202)973-0908
Tel: (800)544-3284
TDD: (202)973-0904
Email: AskHEATH@gwu.edu
Internet: http://www.heath.gwu.edu

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: (301)496-5751
Fax: (301)402-2186
Tel: (800)352-9424
TDD: (301)468-5981
Email: me20t@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Learning Disabilities Worldwide
PO Box 142
Weston, MA 02493
USA
Tel: (781)890-5399
Fax: (781)890-0555
Email: info@ldwworldwide.org
Internet: http://www.ldworldwide.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/AboutGARD.aspx

College Internship Program
18 Park St
Lee, MA 01238
Tel: (413)243-0710
Fax: (413)243-2517
Tel: (877)566-9247
Email: admissions@cipworldwide.org
Internet: http://www.collegeinternshipprogram.com

For a Complete Report:

This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

Last Updated: �4/7/2009
Copyright �1986, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2009�National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2012
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