Right hemisphere learning disability associated with left hemisphere dysfunction: Anomalous dominance and development

Thomas A. Sandson*, Dara S. Sandson, Bruce H. Price, Dorene Rentz, Sandra Weintraub

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Abstract

Two patients are described with the social emotional processing disorder, a developmental syndrome usually ascribed to right hemisphere dysfunction. In these two patients however, neurological examinations, EEG, and neuroimaging studies were all consistent with left hemisphere dysfunction. Both patients were left handed and had findings suggestive of anomalous dominance for language. It is proposed that early left hemisphere injury may have resulted in functional reorganisation that allowed sparing of language and motor skills but interfered with the development of functions that the right hemisphere normally subserves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1129-1132
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume57
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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