Have you heard of Prosopagnosia before? Many people haven’t, even medical and psychological professionals. Many of those who have heard of Prosopagnosia before have heard of it in the context of someone who has had a stroke or a head injury or maybe as a feature of Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Much more rarely has someone heard of a child with Developmental Prosopagnosia that does not have one of these other conditions too.
Well, we’ve always said that NDEW doesn’t do things the normal way!
As you may remember, we recently had a neuropsychologist evaluate NDEW. The results were not what we expected. NDEW has a neurological disorder called Prosopagnosia or “face blindness.” We have discovered that a lot of people don’t know about Prosopagnosia-we had never heard of it ourselves-so I have decided to dedicate a page to it on this blog. See the link to it right up there at the top right, by the one that says “About Our Family”? You can click on that link and read more about Prosopagnosia in general and what we’re learning about how it impacts NDEW. The first post is already up!
Did you know what Jane Goodall has Prosopagnosia? So does American portraitist Chuck Close and famed neurologist Oliver Sacks. Just a couple of interesting facts we’ve learned about this, admittedly, fascinating disorder. Just one more thing that makes NDEW truly unique!