Visual Agnosia and Prosopagnosia in Childhood: A Prospective Case Study

Joy, P (2002) Visual Agnosia and Prosopagnosia in Childhood: A Prospective Case Study. Child Neuropsychology 8(1), 15

This article is based on a boy, AL, who was diagnosed with agnosia and prosopagnosia at the age of 2. AL was developmentally delayed, he started to walk very late. He also had difficulty perceiving objects and spatial interpretation was very poor. AL also had a hard time telling his mother from strangers. This case study is very unusual for many reasons, one that it is very rare to see agnosia and prosopagnosia co-exist, but also for a child to have these disabilities is even more unique.

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