La sindrome evolutiva dell'emisfero destro: Revisione della letteratura e presentazione di alcuni casi clinici

Translated title of the contribution: Developmental right hemisphere syndrome: Cases report

G. Brisone, R. Borgatti

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This paper will review the characteristics of children with right- hemispere deficit sindrome. A variety of function appear to be best performed by the right hemispere. Spatial analysis, sequencing, and object recognition, are all necessary for the proper interpretation of the facial and body movements used in communication. The right hemispere maintains visual and auditori imagery that permits proper understanding of the surrounding world including appropriate recognition and interaction with animate and in animates objects. Developmental Right hemisphere Sindrome is characterized by strong verbal reading, and spelling skills in contrats to inadequate paralinguistic abilities, neuropsychological deficits in visuo-spatial functioning, and neurological 'soft signs' of right cerebral dysfunction. Diagnostic criteria for this study included: a) impaired visuospatial skills, verbal IQ 'performance IQ, and verbal IQ' 85; b) dyscalculia; c) emotional and interpersonal difficulties; d) neurological signs on the left side of the body; e) evidence of abnormal developmental history. We report the clinical characteristics of the sindrome in 4 patients. Examination revealed neurologic and neuropsichological signs of consistent with right-hemispere dysfunction. Most of the patient avoided eye contact, lacked the gestures and prosody, some academic failure and emotional and interpersonal difficulties.

Translated title of the contributionDevelopmental right hemisphere syndrome: Cases report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)99-115
Number of pages17
JournalSAGGI - Neuropsicologia Infantile Psicopedagogia Riabilitazione
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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