Krzysztof Jodzio, Walenty M. Nyka, Wioleta Taraszkiewicz
READING AND WRITING DISTURBANCES IN PATIENS WITH WRIGHT HEMISPHERE DAMAGED.

The study concerned the specifics of disturbances of reading and writing to dictation that occur with right-sided brain damage. Subject were thirty-one right-handed patient with focal right-hemisphere damage following cerebrovascular accident. Correctness of oral reading of single words and sentences was evaluated as well as writing of a fragment of text to dictation. In addition, a screening examination to test for aphasia and disorders of the unilateral neglect type was performed. Various types reading and writing disturbances were found. The most common errors were omissions of letters end words as well as paralexia. The subjects showed a tendency to substitute and omit letters in writing as well as mild symptoms of spatial dysgraphia. Reading and writing difficulties were determined by both linguistic and visuoperceptual process. Taken together, finding support the idea that the right or “minor” hemisphere possesses some verbal capabilities involved in reading and writing.
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 17.03.2007, godz. 11:25 - Ewelina Soszyńska