Neglect Alexia

The term neglect alexia refers to a pattern of reading in which one side of each word and/or one side of a page of text is not read or is misread. Often, although not always, this is seen within the context of a neglect syndrome that is not specific to reading. That is, the patient tends to ignore one side of space, even when not engaged in reading. Typically, neglect is produced by a lesion in the right parietal lobe, resulting in neglect of the left side of space. However, there have been reported cases of right-sided neglect alexia following left hemisphere lesions and even some cases of left-sided neglect alexia following left hemisphere lesions.

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AGRAPHIA • ANOMIA • DYSLEXIA • LANGUAGE AND LEXICAL PROCESSING • LANGUAGE DISORDERS • READING DISORDERS, DEVELOPMENTAL

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