Partial or complete acquired type of sensory aphasia leading to inability to read, caused by brain pathology (a cerebral lesion, stroke, or other forms of neurological disease). The patient often reads slowly (unable to read more than one letter at a time) or finds it impossible to read, with comprehension impaired. The lesions disconnect visual association cortices from the dominant temporoparietal cortices related to language.

Also Known As

  • Acquired Dyslexia