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What role for prism adaptation in the rehabilitation of pure neglect dyslexia?

ContributorsPtak, Radekorcid
Published inNeurocase, vol. 23, no. 3-4, p. 193-200
Publication date2017

Prism adaptation (PA) has been successfully applied in the rehabilitation of spatial neglect, with significant transfer to classic neglect tests and activities of daily living. However, well-controlled studies were unable to replicate these findings, and recent reports suggest that PA may affect selectively visuo-motor symptoms. Here, a patient with pure left neglect dyslexia was tested before, immediately after, and 24 h after PA. Despite a significant adaptation aftereffect adaptation had no effect omissions, substitutions and letter-based errors. PA does not affect pure neglect dyslexia and should therefore be reserved for the rehabilitation of motor-intentional, rather than visual-attentional symptoms.

  • Adaptation
  • Physiological
  • Aged
  • Dyslexia/complications/psychology/rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Perceptual Disorders/complications/psychology/rehabilitation
  • Space Perception
  • Visual Perception
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PTAK, Radek. What role for prism adaptation in the rehabilitation of pure neglect dyslexia? In: Neurocase, 2017, vol. 23, n° 3-4, p. 193–200. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2017.1361452
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