ERIC Number: ED347723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-17
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Educational Implications for Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum.
Ritter, Shirley A.
This case study evaluates the case of a 20-year-old young Australian adult born with agenesis of the corpus callosum, the area of the brain uniting the hemispheres. Deficits commonly associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum are mental retardation, motor involvement, seizure activity, and lateral transfer difficulties. The report: (1) identifies the types of collosal lesions, results of sectioning of the corpus callosum, and difficulties resulting from agenesis of the corpus callosum; (2) presents a medical and psychological evaluation of the subject (based on preschool through secondary level data); (3) describes the academic intervention in primary school; (4) discusses her educational experience in a rural Australian town; and (5) presents her current level of psychological, academic, and social performance as well as her current employment position since completing high school. The subject currently leads a relatively normal life for which, it is suggested, the highly supportive family and regular primary school program may have been primarily responsible. (23 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (70th, Baltimore, April 13-17, 1992).