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By Alexander Leff,Randi Starrfelt

This booklet is a finished overview of the most got problems of studying: hemianopic, natural and principal alexia. The authors evaluation the diagnostic standards for every of the differing kinds of ailment, and the efficacy of the healing reports that experience tried to remediate them. the various theoretical versions of grownup studying, which principally leisure on how the interpreting method responds to damage, also are mentioned and evaluated. Focal mind damage brought on by stroke and mind tumors are mentioned extensive as are the consequences of dementia on reading.

This booklet starts off with a bankruptcy on basic interpreting, by means of chapters on hemianopic alexia, natural alexia and principal alexia, each one based within the similar manner, with: an outline of the situation; a old evaluation of situations thus far; psychophysics; attention of the causative lesions; proof from practical imaging experiences on sufferers and, most significantly, a assessment of the proof base for treating each one situation. eventually, there's a bankruptcy on how sufferer facts has expert how we predict approximately reading.

Alexia: analysis, therapy and Theory is aimed toward neuropsychologists (both experimental and clinical), neurologists, speech therapists and others who care for sufferers whose studying has been laid low with an received mind damage, in addition to scholars learning language disorders.

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