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Author Leff, Alexander, author

Title Alexia : diagnosis, treatment and theory / Alexander Leff, Randi Starrfelt
Published London : Springer, 2014


Description 1 online resource (ix, 168 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents How do we read? -- Hemianopic alexia -- Pure alexia -- Central alexia -- Alexia theory and therapies: a heuristic
Summary This book is a comprehensive review of the main acquired disorders of reading: hemianopic, pure and central alexia. The authors review the diagnostic criteria for each of the different types of disorder, and the efficacy of the therapeutic studies that have attempted to remediate them. The different theoretical models of adult reading, which largely rest on how the reading system responds to injury, are also discussed and evaluated. Focal brain injury caused by stroke and brain tumors are discussed in depth as are the effects of dementia on reading. This book starts with a chapter on normal reading, followed by chapters on hemianopic alexia, pure alexia and central alexia, each structured in the same way, with: a description of the condition; a historical review of cases to date; psychophysics; consideration of the causative lesions; evidence from functional imaging studies on patients and, most importantly, a review of the evidence base for treating each condition. Finally, there is a chapter on how patient data has informed how we think about reading
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 21, 2013)
In Springer eBooks
Subject Reading disability.
Dyslexia, Acquired -- diagnosis
Dyslexia, Acquired -- therapy
Theory of Mind
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Reading disability
Form Electronic book
Author Starrfelt, Randi, author
ISBN 9781447155294