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By Alexander Leff, Randi Starrfelt (auth.)

This booklet is a complete assessment of the most obtained issues of studying: hemianopic, natural and significant alexia. The authors evaluate the diagnostic standards for every of the differing kinds of disease, and the efficacy of the healing reviews that experience tried to remediate them. different theoretical types of grownup analyzing, which principally relaxation on how the interpreting approach responds to damage, also are mentioned and evaluated. Focal mind damage attributable to stroke and mind tumors are mentioned intensive as are the consequences of dementia on reading.

This publication starts off with a bankruptcy on basic interpreting, through chapters on hemianopic alexia, natural alexia and primary alexia, each one dependent within the comparable approach, with: an outline of the situation; a historic assessment of situations so far; psychophysics; attention of the causative lesions; proof from sensible imaging experiences on sufferers and, most significantly, a evaluation of the proof base for treating every one situation. eventually, there's a bankruptcy on how sufferer facts has expert how we expect approximately reading.

Alexia: analysis, therapy and Theory is geared toward neuropsychologists (both experimental and clinical), neurologists, speech therapists and others who care for sufferers whose examining has been suffering from an bought mind damage, in addition to scholars learning language disorders.

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