Alexia: Diagnosis, Treatment And Theory by Alexander LeffAlexia: Diagnosis, Treatment And Theory by Alexander Leff

Alexia: Diagnosis, Treatment And Theory

byAlexander Leff, Randi Starrfelt

Paperback | August 23, 2016

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This book is a comprehensive review of the main acquired disorders of reading: hemianopic, pure and central alexia. The authors review the diagnostic criteria for each of the different types of disorder, and the efficacy of the therapeutic studies that have attempted to remediate them. The different theoretical models of adult reading, which largely rest on how the reading system responds to injury, are also discussed and evaluated. Focal brain injury caused by stroke and brain tumors are discussed in depth as are the effects of dementia on reading.

This book starts with a chapter on normal reading, followed by chapters on hemianopic alexia, pure alexia and central alexia, each structured in the same way, with: a description of the condition; a historical review of cases to date; psychophysics; consideration of the causative lesions; evidence from functional imaging studies on patients and, most importantly, a review of the evidence base for treating each condition. Finally, there is a chapter on how patient data has informed how we think about reading.

Alexia: Diagnosis, Treatment and Theoryis aimed at neuropsychologists (both experimental and clinical), neurologists, speech therapists and others who deal with patients whose reading has been affected by an acquired brain injury, as well as interested students studying language disorders.

Alex Leff, Reader in Cognitive Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Institute of Neurology & National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London, London, UK.Alex's main clinical and academic interest is cognitive rehabilitation, especially in the field of acquired language disorders.He sees his researc...
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Title:Alexia: Diagnosis, Treatment And TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1447170970

ISBN - 13:9781447170976

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How do we read?.- Hemianopic alexia.- Pure alexia.- Central alexia.- Alexia theory and therapies: a heuristic.