DEVELOPMENTAL PROSOPAGNOSIA IN KIDS




Video on what it's like to be a kid who is face blind

One of our kiddos explaining what it's like for her to try to recognize faces each day.

Article on Science Friday
"What is Face Blindness? Face blindness, or prosopagnosia, is more than just “being bad with faces.”" Published February 11, 2016.

Article in The Daily Mail.com
"The woman who doesn't recognise her own REFLECTION: Mother-of-two who suffers from face blindness can't remember what her children look like" Published December 10, 2015.

Article in The Guardian, UK
"Face blindness – when you can't recognise a familiar face," by Kate Szell. Published November 23, 2014.

Oct, 2014: Prosopagnosia formally recognized by NHS
Following work with Dr. Sarah Bate from Bournemouth University’s Centre for Face Processing Disorders, NHS Choices have formally recognised prosopagnosia (face blindness) as a condition.

Facts and figures: informative video on faceblindness
15 minute video on faceblindness from the Bournemouth University in the UK.

Facebook: Parent's support group
This is a parent's discussion group online that you can join to talk to other parents about what they've managed to accomplish for their child. If you have a FaceBook account, search "Prosopagnosia: Parent's Support Group/Raising Kids with Facial Blindness" and request to join.

Faceblind.org
Prosopagnosia Research Centers at Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and University College London. If you think that you or your child may have face recognition difficulties, you may wish to register with faceblind.org.

Face Blind UK
A Community Interest Company, set up in 2014, which aims to: “to work across the UK to raise awareness, recognition and understanding of face blindness, and to provide services to people who have face blindness, including information, networking and support.”

"Understanding Facial Recognition Difficulties in Children: Prosopagnosia Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals" by Nancy Mindick (JKP Essentials)
Note: We don't officially endorse this book but include it here because parents have told us that they have found it helpful.

America's Best Tails
Madi explains how her service dog has helped her cope with prosopagnosia.

Relevant publications:

        Prosopagnosia chapter from the Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences, 2E

        A review of research conducted on developmental prosopagnosia in childhood

        Paper on the psychosocial impact of developmental prosopagnosia on children and their families

        "When Everyone's a Stranger", article written by an adult with prosopagnosia about her experiences

        Poster presentation: Dissociation between face perception and face memory in adults, but not children, with developmental prosopagnosia

        Poster presentation: Impaired face detection may explain some but not all cases of developmental prosopagnosia

Faceblind Kids Newsletters:

Summer 2015
Summer 2014

Contact information:

      Dr. Kirsten Dalrymple
        Research Associate and Lecturer
        Institute of Child Development
        University of Minnesota
        51 East River Parkway
        Minneapolis, MN
        55455

        Email: kad@umn.edu
        Phone: +1 (612) 624 6805
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Dr. Kirsten A. Dalrymple, PhD
Institute of Child Development
University of Minnesota
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