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Dyslexia

Glossary

  • Drugs that relieve suffering from allergies by shrinking the blood vessels.
  • A condition in which a person is unable to pay attention for very long.
  • The practice of treating illnesses or disorders by pressing and moving the spine and joints of the body with the hands.
  • Ways of solving a problem that a person uses over and over, even though they may not be helpful in the long run.
  • Spread by contact.
  • A condition that leaves one unable to move, act, or work in a normal way.
  • A condition that prevents a part of the body from working in its normal way.
  • The study of how people pass on traits to their biological children.
  • Extremely restless; unable to sit still for even a short period of time.
  • Also megaminerals. Special vitamins taken in large doses to regulate chemical reactions in the body.
  • A program for coping with dyslexia that involves the senses of sight, sound, and touch in the reading process.
  • All the nerve cells and nerve tissues in the body, including the brain.
  • How you think of yourself, your sense of self-worth.
  • An idea that explains how or why something happens, without complete proof.
  • Another term for dyslexia; the inability to read words, despite good vision and normal intelligence.

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