Is word blindness the same as dyslexia? The term “specific dyslexia” is used to denote the disorder commonly known in medical literature as congenital word blindness. During the past few years there have appeared an enormous number of publications dealing with reading disabilities in children.
Can you develop word blindness? Word blindness is a complex visual disturbance resulting from disease in the visual-association areas at the back of the brain. Someone who has had a stroke may be left with pure (total) or partial word blindness.
What is another name for word blindness? Dyslexia, a developmental communication disorder.
Where does the word blindness come from? blind (adj.) Old English blind “destitute of sight,” also “dark, enveloped in darkness, obscure; unintelligent, lacking mental perception,” probably from Proto-Germanic *blindaz “blind” (source also of Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Dutch and German.