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Dyslexia

Medline NLM definition: a severe impairment in learning to read, usually presumed to be the result of congenital neurological abnormalities. The "dyslexic" designation is often applied to any child whose reading ability is widely discrepant from his general intelligence, despite adequate educational opportunities. Dyslexia is sometimes restricted to children with this reading disability but who also exhibit particular perceptual or linguistic problems.

Dyslexia: information from Patient UK website

Dyslexia: information from the NHS website

Dyslexia: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site)

PubMed Medline search on Dyslexia

Support Groups

British Dyslexia Association
Offers information and advice. Runs a helpline and provides information leaflets and publications on dyslexia. Promotes awareness of the needs and talents of dyslexic adults.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.

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