We present a case of a little investigated reading disorder we call 'amblyopic dyslexia'. The reading impairment in this patient resulted from a left extrastriate and white matter lesion causing a scotomatic area of partial deficit within the right visual field. The visual deficit was consistent with cerebral amblyopia, that is, reduced form, colour, and light sensitivity without a complete loss of vision. The patient's reading deficit was characterized by accurate single letter naming and almost accurate but effortful single word reading, with no letter-by-letter strategy. The criteria for distinguishing amblyopic dyslexia from other reading disorders and the most appropriate treatment are discussed.

Barban, F., Zannino, G., Santangelo, V., Macaluso, E., Serra, L., Caltagirone, C., et al. (2010). Amblyopic dyslexia: a little investigated reading disorder. NEUROCASE, 16(5), 397-407 [10.1080/13554791003620298].

Amblyopic dyslexia: a little investigated reading disorder

CALTAGIRONE, CARLO;CARLESIMO, GIOVANNI
2010-10-01

Abstract

We present a case of a little investigated reading disorder we call 'amblyopic dyslexia'. The reading impairment in this patient resulted from a left extrastriate and white matter lesion causing a scotomatic area of partial deficit within the right visual field. The visual deficit was consistent with cerebral amblyopia, that is, reduced form, colour, and light sensitivity without a complete loss of vision. The patient's reading deficit was characterized by accurate single letter naming and almost accurate but effortful single word reading, with no letter-by-letter strategy. The criteria for distinguishing amblyopic dyslexia from other reading disorders and the most appropriate treatment are discussed.
ott-2010
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Sì, ma tipo non specificato
Settore MED/26 - NEUROLOGIA
English
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Amblyopia; Visual Fields; Female; Neuropsychological Tests; Aged; Dyslexia; Cerebral Cortex; Stroke; Humans
Barban, F., Zannino, G., Santangelo, V., Macaluso, E., Serra, L., Caltagirone, C., et al. (2010). Amblyopic dyslexia: a little investigated reading disorder. NEUROCASE, 16(5), 397-407 [10.1080/13554791003620298].
Barban, F; Zannino, G; Santangelo, V; Macaluso, E; Serra, L; Caltagirone, C; Carlesimo, G
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