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 D Malinsky and Lloyd French and Christian Seliger and Edgar Ross and Cora Weber},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2001},
  volume={76 2},
  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… CONTINUE READING

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