|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of the mind|
|Place of Publication||Los Angeles|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Dyslexia means "impaired reading." Dyslexia can arise in two ways. A person may fail to learn to read competently (developmental dyslexia) or a person may have become completely competent at reading and then lose some of this reading ability because of brain damage (acquired dyslexia). Acquired dyslexia (like developmental dyslexia) occurs in a variety of forms that differ from each other with respect to the particular types of reading symptoms the patient shows. This entry discusses the six clearly distinguishable forms of acquired dyslexia and also mentions acquired dysgraphia (spelling impairment following brain damage).