Different approaches in the study of developmental dyslexia

A. Facoetti, M. L. Lorusso

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The present paper reviews current knowledge on developmental dyslexia with a brief clinical introduction. All the different hypotheses on the causes of developmental dyslexia may be grouped into two main theories, namely the phonological deficit hypothesis and the visual deficit hypothesis, which seem to suggest that this disorder is caused by a selective and early impairment of the Magnocellular (M) system responsible for processing fast temporal information in all modalities (sensory, motor, etc.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalSAGGI - Neuropsicologia Infantile Psicopedagogia Riabilitazione
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Phonological deficit
  • Types of dyslexia
  • Visual deficit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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