Neurological Disorders Project


You may choose any of the following disorders. If a disorder is not on the list, check with your instructor to see if it is appropropriate.

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Depression
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dyslexia
  • Epilepsy
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Birth defects (Microcephaly, Anencephaly, Hydrocephaly)
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Panic or Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • ALS
  • BrainTumors or Cancer


Neurological disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. In other words, the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles. These disorders include epilepsy, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson's disease and many others.

Mental disorders, on the other hand, are "psychiatric illnesses" or diseases which appear primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling or behavior, producing either distress or impairment of function.

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are affected by neurological disorders: For example, 50 million people have epilepsy; 62 million are affected by cerebrovascular disease; 326 million people suffer from migraine; 24 million are affected by Alzheimer disease and other dementias. There is a good chance that you, or someone you know, will at some point in their life suffer from a neurological problem.


As a group you will research a disorder or disease of the nervous system and present your findings in the form of a Goggle Slides Presentation or a Prezi. Your instructor will give you further details about your groups and how the project will be presented to the class.

brain study

INCLUDE the following information on your slides.

DO NOT ...

  Excellent (3) Good (2) Needs Work (1) Not Evident
Information: Abundance of facts that relate to the disorder.
Specific information about the brain, biology, neurology and anatomy is included.
Information is summarized, not copy/pasted from other sources
Symptoms of the disorder are described, main ones are emphasized        
Cause of the disorder stated, such as genetic, brain trauma, environmental.        
Treatment options are described, including possible medications, long term health, etc        
Personal reflections or accounts are included        
Relevant images are included        
Overall quality: titles, slide backgrounds, transitions, logical sequence, etc        
Group Understanding: can answer specific questions about the disorder or information on slides        
TOTAL (out of 24)