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visual word-form dyslexia

an acquired dyslexia characterized by difficulties related to analyzing the attributes of written words visually. Its major types include attentional dyslexia, neglect dyslexia, and spelling dyslexia. Also called peripheral dyslexia; word-form dyslexia. Compare central dyslexia.

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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.