Neuropsychological Analysis of a Typewriting Disturbance Following Cerebral Damage
Following a left CVA, a skilled professional typist sustained a disturbance of typing disproportionate to her handwriting disturbance. Typing errors were predominantly of the sequencing type, with spatial errors much less frequent, suggesting that the impairment was based on a relatively early (premotor) stage of processing. Depriving the subject of visual feedback during handwriting greatly increased her error rate. Similarly, interfering with auditory feedback during speech substantially reduced her self-correction of speech errors. These findings suggested that impaired ability to utilize somesthetic information-probably caused by the subject's parietal lobe lesion-may have been the basis of the typing disorder.
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Boyle, Mary and Canter, Gerald J., "Neuropsychological Analysis of a Typewriting Disturbance Following Cerebral Damage" (1987). Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 74.