The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 113–117 | Cite as

Dysgraphia and selective impairment of the graphemic buffer

  • Piccirilli M. 
  • Petrillo S. 
  • Poli R. 
Original Articles


We report the linguistic analysis of a case of pure dysgraphia whose features suggest a selective deficit of the graphemic buffer. We discuss the neuropsychological pattern in the light of theoretical models of the cognitive processes considered to underlie writing skills.

Key words

Pure agraphia acquired dysgraphia writing spelling graphemic buffer 


Viene descritta l'analisi linguistica di un caso di agrafia pura, le cui caratteristiche suggeriscono un deficit selettivo a carico del buffer grafemico. Il quadro neuropsicologico viene discusso tenendo conto dei modelli teorici sui processi cognitivi considerati alla base della capacità di scrittura.


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© Masson Italia Periodici S.r.l. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Piccirilli M. 
    • 1
  • Petrillo S. 
    • 1
  • Poli R. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinica Neurologica dell'Università di PerugiaPerugia

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