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visual dyslexia

a form of acquired dyslexia characterized by multiple reading errors involving the substitution or transposition of letters within words (see paralexia). The resulting misread words are often very similar to the actual words (e.g., reading wife as life, or bug as dug). [proposed in 1973 by British neuropsychologists John C. Marshall (1939–2007) and Freda Newcombe (1925–2001)]

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June 19th 2024



n. in infants, lack of psychomotor response or failure to gain weight or produce purposeful behavior, often thought to be a response to separation from mothers and subsequent institutionalization. See also reactive attachment disorder.