Writing And Spelling

Writing becomes impaired early on in AD and is correlated with the severity of overall cognitive decline. This is in turn related to difficulties in accessing semantic information and is reflected in impairment in such tasks as written naming, narrative writing, and the ability to write the correct form of a homophone according to the given meaning. Reduced accuracy can also be attributed to impairments in nonlinguistic factors such as executive control and praxis rather than mainly to a disturbance within language-specific processing. Despite obviously impaired spelling performance, AD does not appear to produce any significant change in the effect of lexical, orthographic, and phonological stimulus variables in writing real words and pseudowords to dictation. For example, there is a normal advantage for spelling words with regular sound-to-spelling correspondence. However, there is a tendency for AD patients to show a slightly increased effect of spelling regularity and to have relatively more difficulty spelling pseudowords than normal controls.

Understanding And Treating Autism

Understanding And Treating Autism

Whenever a doctor informs the parents that their child is suffering with Autism, the first & foremost question that is thrown over him is - How did it happen? How did my child get this disease? Well, there is no definite answer to what are the exact causes of Autism.

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