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:
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Alexia Without Agraphia
Frontal Lobe Syndrome
Phantom Limb Pain
Temporal Lobe Personality
Thalamic Pain Syndrome
Pure Word Deafness
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).