Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Modularity in developmental disorders: Evidence from Specific Language Impairment and peripheral dyslexias

Naama Friedmann a1 and Aviah Gvion a2
a1 School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel
a2 School of Education, Tel Aviv University, and Reuth Medical Center, Tel Aviv, 69978 Israel


Evidence from various subtypes of Specific Language Impairment and developmental peripheral dyslexias is presented to support the idea that even developmental disorders can be modular. However, in developmental letter position dyslexia and neglect dyslexia we show that additional errors can occur because of insufficient orthographic-lexical knowledge.