Dyslexia, acquired

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Dyslexia means "impaired reading." Dyslexia can arise in two ways. A person may fail to learn to read competently (developmental dyslexia) or a person may have become completely competent at reading and then lose some of this reading ability because of brain damage (acquired dyslexia). Acquired dyslexia (like developmental dyslexia) occurs in a variety of forms that differ from each other with respect to the particular types of reading symptoms the patient shows. This entry discusses the six clearly distinguishable forms of acquired dyslexia and also mentions acquired dysgraphia (spelling impairment following brain damage).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the mind
EditorsHarold Pashler
Place of PublicationLos Angeles
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781412950572
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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