deep dyslexia

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A form of dyslexia characterized by inability to read non-words (such as kebby), semantic errors, and impairment in reading abstract rather than concrete words; reading by relying on an established vocabulary of words that are recognized by sight. A person with deep dyslexia may misread drink as beer or country as nation and may also make visual errors such as reading single as signal. See also cognitive neuropsychology. Compare surface dyslexia.

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