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 After fourty years researching and advocating the theme, Acquired Dyslexia is formalized in Health Science (National Library of Medicine - Medical Subject Headings) in English, Spanish and Portuguese. But now Lou still defend Acquired Dyslexia caused by general anoxia/hipoxia, perinatal/neonatal anoxia/hipoxia (fetal distress)

Objective:The objetive of this study proves the existence of a new disturbance or variation of dyslexia that can be caused by an absence or reduction of brain oxygenation

Methods: Acquired Dyslexia caused by general anoxia or hipoxia or fetal distress has been identified and researched since 1978 by psychotherapist and Multitherapist Lou Olivier (pen name of Ana Lourdes de Oliveira) which, from an accident when occurred anoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain) resulted in loss of memory and ability to read, classified and began to research the subject. In the period between 1978 and 1995 was widely researched in schools and clinical care to childrens and adults tested with Multitherapy Method developed by Lou de Olivier culminating in publications from 1995, and the official publications dating from 1996/1997 in newspapers, in 1999 in the book The Productive School pg. 11, followed by publication date in 2003 in the book Learning / Behavior Disorders:

Truths that no one published pg. 13 and from 2006 made official in the book Learning Disorders and Behavior currently in sixth edition consisting on page 50. In all these publications, Olivier said that acquired dyslexia caused by accidents such as stroke, perinatal anoxia also known as neonatal hypoxia among others.


Parallel research in Brazil and other countries began to add to the theme more scientific basis and is currently officially classified in Health Sciences descriptors worldwide in Portuguese, Spanish and English where he received the name Acquired Dyslexia and Portuguese where besides the name Acquired Dyslexia/acquired disorder has interchangeably reading, acquired Alexia Blindness acquired Verbal. The official classification is as follows: aphasia receptive characterized by visual loss of capacity previously acquired in understanding the meaning or significance of words written by hand, despite the vision be intact. This condition may be associated with infarction Posterior Cerebral Artery and other brain diseases. Lou de Olivier defend acquired dyslexia caused by general anoxia/hipoxia or fetal distress.


Official Publications: There are numerous official publications signed by Lou Olivier on acquired dyslexia, we cite here the main in descending order:

Books, monographs and research:

1 - Disorders of behavior and learning disorders, Olivier Lou author  - Year 2013 -  Rio de Janeiro - RJ;

2 - Learning disorders and behavior, Olivier Lou author - currently in sixth edition since 2003-  Rio de Janeiro - RJ;

3- Learning Disorders / behavior - truths that no one published - Olivier Lou author - now out of print since 2003 São Paulo - SP gave rise to the two books mentioned above and was not reissued;

4 - Learning Problems in preschool - Olivier Lou author - São Paulo - SP year 1999 also exhausted;

5 - The Productive School, Lou Olivier author -

São Paulo - SP  year 1999 also exhausted.

6 - Monograph perinatal anoxia geraldo dyslexia, dysgraphia and other significant disorders of learning, 1996/1997.

Articles in magazines and newspapers:

1 - Dossier perinatal anoxia and acquired dyslexia, Lou author Olivier, Psyche Magazine, Issue 90, June 2013 Publisher Scale;

Article 2 Dyslexia, Lou author Olivier, Directions Magazine issue 74, January 2013, Publisher Scale;

3 - Interview with Olivier Lou for the magazine Psychology Brazil, Issue 42, June / July 2007 Publisher Criarp;

4 - Article Dyslexia: Exact definition of the disorder, Olivier Lou author - published in various print and electronic journals between 1996 and 2000, several publishers.

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In the period between 1995 and 2013, Olivier Lou published numerous articles, files, participated in numerous radio and television interviews in addressing the acquired dyslexia theme, and related topics (learning disabilities, behavior disorders, family disturbances) and also disclosing the innovative technique developed by her and entitled multitherapy. 

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Lou keeps,  in Portuguese, with page in English, the website Dislexia Adquirida.

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Acquired Dyslexia
by Lou de Olivier

A search at Google Scholar provides a series of articles with titles that refer to Acquired Dyslexia published since 1977, however, reading them in full is perceived that worried with reading disability studies and the causes that led to the Acquired Dyslexia remain open and to this day the official proofs are focused on Acquired Dyslexia for stroke and other brain disorders. Lou since 1978 defended the Dyslexia caused by accidents with oxygen deprivation in the brain (drowning, hangings, anoxia / perinatal hypoxia / neonatal)