Chapter 7

  1. Alexia
    Loss or impaired reading proficiency due to recent to brain damage.
  2. Dyslexia
    Difficulty learning to read even though the instruction was adequate.
  3. Developmental Dyslexia
    Reading problems with no cerebral pathology.
  4. Acquired Dyslexia
    Reading problems with cerebral pathology.
  5. Agraphia
    Writing disorders associated with recent cerebral pathology. (term implies a loss or impairment of previously acquired writing skill.)
  6. Agnosia
    A group of disorders involving cerebral pathology affecting recognition of sensory stimuli. Difficulty grasping the meaning of certain stimuli, even though there is no sensory impairment. Patients can see, hear or feel stimuli but do not recognize them for what they are.
  7. What are some major types of agnostic disorders?
    See, Hear, Feel

    • 1.  Auditory agnosia - inability to recognize or understand the meaning of auditory stimuli in persons whose peripheral hearing is within the normal range.
    • 2.  Auditiory/verbal agnosia - patients cannot understand the meaning of spoken words though they can hear them.
    • 3.  Visual Agnosia-the meaning of objects seen normally is not recognized.  Patient can recognize by hearing the sounds they make or by touching and feeling.  (cannot understand boiling water is hot)
    • 4.  Tactile agnosia- cannot recognize objects they touch and feel when blindfolded.
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Chapter 7
Atypical Aphasias and Aphasia in special populations