Q:

I am looking for information about a learning disability that affects spelling. I thought that it was called "graphlexia," but I can't find any information about it. - Want to Know

A:

Spelling problems can fall under the general heading of dyslexia, as dyslexics have severe difficulty in reading, writing, spelling and sometimes math. Also, children who are learning-disabled might have a perceptual disability that makes it extraordinarily difficult to visualize the words they are trying to spell. Plus, there is the possibility that a child who can't spell has simply had poor instruction in learning how to spell.