Annals of Dyslexia

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 1–14

A definition of dyslexia

  • G. Reid Lyon
  • Sally E. Shaywitz
  • Bennett A. Shaywitz
Part I Defining Dyslexia, Comorbidity, Teachers’ Knowledge Of Language And Reading

DOI: 10.1007/s11881-003-0001-9

Cite this article as:
Lyon, G.R., Shaywitz, S.E. & Shaywitz, B.A. Ann. of Dyslexia (2003) 53: 1. doi:10.1007/s11881-003-0001-9

Abstract

This paper elaborates on the components of a working definition of developmental dyslexia. It follows the general format of a paper by Lyon published in Annals of Dyslexia in 1995, which elaborated on a working definition proposed in 1994 (Lyon, 1995). The current definition agreed on by the work group updates and expands on the working definition from 1994.

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© The International Dyslexia Association 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Reid Lyon
    • 1
  • Sally E. Shaywitz
    • 2
  • Bennett A. Shaywitz
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentNational Institutes of HealthBethesda
  2. 2.Yale University School of MedicineNew Haven
  3. 3.Child Development and Behavior BranchNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of HealthRockville