Disorders of the sensory and motor systems [wlos: 1, 2] [clos: 1, 4]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 of your course text.

Select a disorder of the sensory system from the list below to discuss in your initial post. Before your initial post, review your peers’ chosen disorders to make sure you choose a different disorder to discuss. If you would like to focus on a disorder that is not on the list, please get prior approval from your instructor.

Select a disorder of the sensory system from this list:

  • Acalculia/Dyscalculia
  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome
  • Akinetopsia
  • Capgras Syndrome
  • Alexia Without Agraphia
  • Central Achromatopsia
  • Anton’s Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Apperceptive Agnosia
  • Childhood Dyslexia
  • Apraxia
  • Conductive Aphasia
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Cortical Deafness
  • Associative Agnosia
  • Frontal Lobe Syndrome
  • Athetosis
  • Gerstmann’s Syndrome
  • Balint’s Syndrome
  • Hemiballism
  • Blindsight
  • Hemispatial Neglect
  • Huntington’s Chorea
  • Receptive Amusia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Simultanagnosia
  • Kluver-Bucy Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Object Anomia
  • Tactile Agnosia
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Temporal Lobe Personality
  • Prosopagnosia
  • Thalamic Pain Syndrome
  • Pure Word Deafness
  • Tourette’s Syndrome

Conduct research and locate two peer-reviewed articles in addition to the course text to support your statements.

In your post,

  • Explain the symptoms of the disorder.
  • Describe how the diagnosis is made (e.g., findings on brain imaging, laboratory testing, etc.).
  • Discuss the neurobiological basis for the disorder (e.g., CNS structures involved and neurotransmitters).
  • Describe the functional deficits associated with the disorder including how these may impact the patient’s ability to carry out activities of daily living (e.g., occupational, social, recreational).

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