The present case study examines, through longitudinal neuropsychological assessment over a time span of 3 years, the course of pathological left handedness in a 6-year, 2-month-old female. The case illustrates for the first time, in a data-based and time-delineated fashion, the pattern of changes that have been previously attributed to this syndrome including trophic alterations, abrupt shift in manual dominance, and probable interhemispheric reorganization detrimental to visual-spatial functions (crowding hypothesis). Theoretical and applied implications associated with the present findings are also addressed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology