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Dysorthography is a disorder of spelling which accompanies dyslexia by a direct consequence of the phonological disorder.[1][2] In the American classification from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the classification from the World Health Organization (WHO), it is a subtype of specific learning disorder with impairment in written expression.[3][4]

A related term, dysgraphia, is a disorder of writing ability.

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  1. ^ Centre, INSERM Collective Expertise (2007). Dyslexia Dysorthography Dyscalculia. Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale. PMID 21348173. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  2. ^ Nijakowska, Joanna (23 June 2010). Dyslexia in the Foreign Language Classroom. Multilingual Matters. p. 3. ISBN 978-1-84769-400-3. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  3. ^ American Psychiatric Association - 5th edition (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders. doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596. ISBN 978-0-89042-559-6.
  4. ^ World Health Organization. "ICD-11 for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics". icd.who.int.