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Neuropsychological assessment and treatment of disorders of reading

Richard Hanley, J and Kay, J (2010) 'Neuropsychological assessment and treatment of disorders of reading.' In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780199234110

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Brain injury can disrupt the reading abilities of individuals whose performance was previously quite normal in a variety of different ways. This chapter discusses some of the most common and the most theoretically important types of reading impairment. It begins with descriptions of the peripheral dyslexias (pure alexia, letter-by-letter reading, neglect dyslexia) in which reading appears to be affected prior to the point at which the word is recognized as a familiar visual form. Descriptions then follow of central dyslexic impairments (deep dyslexia, phonological dyslexia, surface dyslexia, and reading in dementia) in which reading processes generally appear to be intact up to the point at which the meaning or pronunciation of a word must be generated.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 15:27
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 11:15

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