Types of dyslexia

Types of dyslexia

Dyslexia can be broken down into different sub-types, but there is no official list of dyslexia types because they can be classified in different ways.

However, the following categories are sometimes used:

Types of Dyslexia

Phonological dyslexia

The person has difficulty breaking down words into smaller units, making it hard to match sounds with their written form. Also known as dysphonetic dyslexia or auditory dyslexia.

Surface dyslexia

The person cannot recognize a word by sight, making words hard to remember and learn. Also sometimes called dyseidectic dyslexia or visual dyslexia.

Rapid naming deficit

The person cannot quickly name a letter or number when they see it.

Visual dyslexia

The person has an unusual visual experience when looking at words, although this can overlap with surface dyslexia.

Double deficit dyslexia

The person finds it hard to isolate sounds also to name letters and numbers.

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