The Parietal Lobe

Parietal Lobe


The Parietal Lobe is located near the back of the head. The right side affects the right side motor functions include: strength, coordination and sensation. The left side affects the left side motor function.

  • Location for visual attention
  • Location for touch perception
  • Goal directed voluntary movements
  • Manipulation of objects
  • Integration of different senses that allows for understanding a signal concept


  • Inability to attend to more than one object at a time
  • Inability to name an object (Anomia)
  • Inability to locate the words for writing (Agraphia)
  • Problems with reading (Alexia)
  • Difficulty in distinguishing left from right
  • Difficulty with doing mathematics (Dyscalculia)
  • Lack of awareness of certain body parts and or surrounding space (Apraxia) that leads to difficulties in self-care
  • Inability to focus visual attention
  • Difficulty with eye and hand coordination

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