Acquired alexias: Mechanisms of reading

Ellyn Riley, C. Elizabeth Brookshire, Diane L. Kendall

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Abstract

Reading is one of the most important cognitive skills an individual can acquire and the process of reading has been debated much in the psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic, and educational literature for many years now. Much of this literature has discussed the process of reading, proposed theoretical models to describe its components, and identification of neuroanatomic underpinnings. In this chapter we have attempted to provide a review of both dual- route and connectionist models of alexia, outline specific types of peripheral and central alexias, provide a brief overview of the neural substrates linked with reading processes, and finally offer diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Aphasia and Language Disorders
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages215-240
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780199772391
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Alexia
  • Dyslexia
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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