Happy Disorders of the Corpus Collosum Awareness Day! Today I’ve highlighted Agenesis/Absence of the Corpus Collosum or ACC in particular, being inspired by this Humans of New York post. The National Organization of Rare Disorders has some great information on this condition. The signs/symptoms a physical, occupational or speech therapist might be called upon to intervene include: feeding problems, difficulty holding head upright, delayed sitting/standing/walking, difficulty with hand-eye coordination, visual or auditory memory impairments, repetitive speech, developmental delay, hypotonia, larynx abnormalities, neuropathy, seizure education. These things are obviously usually caught early– in the first 2 years of life. Milder cases can go undiagnosed for many years. Not all cases have all the above either. So, you can’t say you didn’t learn anything today!
I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but mine is filling fast with vacationers for this Fourth of July weekend. So, I think I too will join the spirit of independence and take a few days’ holiday. I will return on Monday, July 6 with more neuro news. Happy birthday, USA!