jvdk jvdk at
Wed Apr 12 03:10:18 EST 2000

If you're regarding brain damage with reading disorders, then you're
talking about alexia.
Dyslexia is the developmental disorder. Mostly regarded as a out of time
shift of reading in the hemispheres. This balance model (Bakker, Licht et
al.) states
that when children start to read, this will be a right hemispheric task.
When after a
while the process becomes more automated a shift will appear to the left
This gives way to two major types of dyslexia, the fast and error type and
the slow and spelling type.
Deep dyslexia would be a strong case of one of these forms, but most likely
the slow and spelling
one. It seems somehow the right hemisphere isn't learning the symbols well.
Search for information of the balance model of dyslexia by Bakker I would


Marie heeft geschreven in bericht
<05f261be.1936a181 at>...
>The word dyslexia is derived from the Greek dys, meaning poor or
>inadewuate and lexis means words of language.  Dyslexia is a
>reading disorder that results fromleft hemisphere brain damage
>and is characterised by semantic errors in reading single words
>aloud (e.g., reading SPIRIT as whiskey.
>Two camps of explanations to this syndrome has been proposed.
>One states that deep dyslexia is the result of a residual left
>hemisphere reading system that has lost the normal ability to
>pronounce a printed owrd without reference to meanin (SHallice
>and Warrington, 1980).
>The other camp states that the cluster of deficits associated
>iwth deep dyslexia in particular the powerful effect of
>concreteness on success of word reading and reh occurrence of
>frank semantic errors, might be the hallmarks of exclusive
>reliance on a right hemisphere reading system (COltheart,
>My question is simply what the typical characteristics of this
>disorder is, and how the right hemisphere hypothesis can can
>account for this reading disorder.  THere seems to be a bit of
>controversey with regard to this, and anyone with some up to
>date information with regard to research in this area, please
>let me know.
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