Spelling dyslexia: A form of cross-cuing

Academic Article


  • A patient with spelling dyslexia maintained the ability to write, spell, and pronounce spelled nonsense words and words that require knowledge of orthographic rules of language. He was unable to perform grapheme-phoneme conversions except after naming the letter involved. We propose that he uses a letter-naming strategy to circumvent the disconnection of visual areas from the area of visual word images and that his letter-naming strategy represents a compensatory cross-cuing strategy. © 1982.
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    Author List

  • Speedie LJ; Rothi LJ; Heilman KM
  • Start Page

  • 340
  • End Page

  • 352
  • Volume

  • 15
  • Issue

  • 2