Visual Factors in Dyslexia: An Unresolved Issue

  • Arthur Benton


In confronting the question of the role of visual factors in the genesis of dyslexia, we should recall that the earliest workers in the field (many of whom were ophthalmologists) explicitly denied that disturbances in vision played an important role in the disability. Instead, adopting an aphasiological model based on turn-of-the-century neurology, they postulated that the basis of the disability was a congenital maldevelopment of the same cortical center which, when damaged, produced acquired wordblindness in the adult patient.


Reading Disability Developmental Dyslexia Dyslexic Child Ocular Dominance Visual Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Benton
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  1. 1.Departments of Neurology and PsychologyThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA

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