Alexia - Definition

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Alexia is a visual aphasic problem, linked to reading. The brain cannot analyze visual stimuli and the comprehension of written language is compromised: the idea expressed through the written word is not understood. Alexia, unlike dyslexia, assumes that the individual has successfully completed learning how to read. Several types of alexia exist depending on the associated problems: loss in the field of vision or another language problem. For the most part, alexia are due to a cerebrovascular accident. Speech therapy is advised in the case of alexia.