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Stereognosis
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Clinical notes and interpretation
  • Astereognosis describes the absence of this ability.
  • Stereognosis supports occupational functioning.
  • Health care practitioners should take care not to provide any additional touching/sensory input to the patient’s hand throughout the testing.
  • Stereognosis integrates touch, pressure, joint position sense, and temperature in order to identify an object.
  • Intact cognitive processes are required to interpret the multiple sensory inputs from the object.
  • If language is an issue while testing stereognosis, the patient can draw or point to a picture of the object. 
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Section: Stereognosis
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