Deep dyslexia is a form of alexia that disrupts reading processes that were functioning normally before the individual suffered a head trauma to the dominant hemisphere (usually left). Deep dyslexia may occur as a result of a head injury, stroke, disease, or operation.
The term dyslexia comes from the Greek words ‘dys’ meaning ‘impaired’, and ‘lexis’ meaning ‘word’ and is used to describe disorders of language concerning reading and spelling.
... There have been many different studies done in an attempt to treat deep dyslexics, all which have been met with varying success ... of the methodology, treatment studies with deep dyslexics are difficult because much of the information regarding this disability is still heavily debated ... Although there is no clear-cut approach to recovery for deep dyslexics, research is ongoing ...
... whose research on language disorders and dyslexia helped pioneer the development of the influential discipline of psycholinguistics and cognitive neuropsychology ... The first on semantic errors in acquired dyslexia, published in 1966, stimulated intensive research on deep dyslexia culminating in the highly influential book, Deep Dyslexia, published in 1980 and coedited by ... which described three basic subtypes of acquired dyslexia (surface dyslexia, deep dyslexia, and visual dyslexia) and subsequently interpreted in relation to ...
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