Dyslexia and Visual-Spatial Talents: Compensation vs Deficit Model

@article{Winner2001DyslexiaAV,
  title={Dyslexia and Visual-Spatial Talents: Compensation vs Deficit Model},
  author={Ellen Winner and Catya von K{\'a}rolyi and Daphna Malinsky and Lisa Silliman French and Colleen Seliger and Erin Ross and Christine M Weber},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  year={2001},
  volume={76},
  pages={81-110}
}
There are both theoretical and empirical reasons to support the hypothesis that dyslexia is associated with enhancement of right-hemisphere, visual-spatial skills. However, the neurological evidence is neutral with respect to whether dyslexic visual-spatial abilities should be superior (a compensation model) or inferior (a deficit model). In three studies we tested the hypothesis that dyslexia is associated with superior visual-spatial skills. Individuals with dyslexia not only failed to show… Expand
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