Saturday, August 18, 2012

Attentional Dyslexia

Deficits in reading may stem from disruptions of simple sensory impairments to more complex problems involving thinking related to language.

There are several subtypes of dyslexias and they can be categorized as either central or peripheral dyslexias (of which there are two, attentional dyslexia and neglect dyslexia), which result from impairment to brain processes that are capable of converting letters on the page into visual word forms.

The attentional dyslexia subtype is a rare disorder of attention control, typically correlated with damage to the left parietal lobe (located on the sides of the head).

The attentional dyslexia causes an impairment of reading words in sentences, since the defect causes many words to be visible at the same time.

Read more about the different types of Dyslexia here: Healthline

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