strephosymbolia


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strephosymbolia

(ˌstrɛfəʊsɪmˈbəʊlɪə)
n
(Medicine) med a condition of perceiving objects as their mirror image and, specifically, having difficulty in distinguishing letters in words

strephosymbolia

Medicine. 1. a disorder of perception causing objects to seem as if reversed in a mirror.
2. a reading difficulty characterized by confusion between similar but oppositely oriented letters (b-d, etc.) and a tendency to reverse direction in reading. — strephosymbolic, adj.
See also: Reading
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Since its first report, this disturbance is recognized by several nomenclatures such as "word blindness and word deafness", "congenital verbal blindness", "strephosymbolia", "developmental alexia", "constitutional dyslexia" and "part of a continuum of language disorders, characterized by a deficit in verbal processing of sounds (Kussmaul, 1877; Macdonald, 2015; Morgan, 1896; Paixao, Paixao, & Paixao, 2015).
According to ICD-7, in order for a subject to be diagnosed with a specific learning defect (whether for reading, math or strephosymbolia), this should evidence alexia (or blindness to words) of an inorganic or unspecified nature.