Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Something Quite Amazing Happened Today

Today Dr Beck saw Cameron for his normal session and he did something quite amazing. He started the session with the vibrator and he asked Cameron to raise his right hand and touch the vibrator. He kept moving it and challenging Cameron to move with it, which he did with a little difficulty.

He then stayed in one place and asked Cameron to say lalalalalalala. Cameron looked perplexed and couldn't do it. He tried C C C C C and again Cameron looked perplexed. Cameron then lent up and touched Dr Beck's tie and Dr Beck said - say tie. Cameron said in his own way - Tie. They repeated the process playing with it like young children do.

Dr Beck then moved around to Cameron's left side and did the adjustments. He then asked Cameron to say tie. He couldn't do it. As Dr Beck said - it's on the tip of your tongue you want to say it. Cameron was struggling to say the word but just couldn't. Although he continued to play with the tie.

Dr Beck explained that Cameron had been able to say tie when his right hand was being stimulated because that was stimulating the left side of his brain where language is located. When that part of the brain was no longer being stimulated he could no longer make the sound. Pretty amazing!

We've booked in for Cameron's next QEEG on Wednesday. I'm really looking forward to seeing what his brain is doing now, it's all very exciting.

9 comments:

  1. That's fantastic Jane. Make sure and let us know how this goes, as a father of a non verbal 12yr old it's something to grasp at.

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  2. I will Trevor - definitely.

    Vicki - It will be interesting to see if you see any differences in Cameron when you see him next.

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  3. Wow! It really is amazing how time change, how much is continually being learnt about the brain and just what our children can achieve against all odds. Well done Cameron. What a wonderful and exciting time for you all. Xx

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  4. Thanks Little Mamma - it really is amazing what they are learning about the brain and its plasticity. There truly is hope for everyone to improve their quality of life.

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  5. Wow! Gave me goosebumps. Thanks so much for sharing this special moment!

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  6. Pleasure Jaxmom - I'm excitedly waiting for the results form our second QEEG to findout what his brain is doing now after a month of treatment. We get the results on Monday.

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  7. Wow, that really is fascinating. Have you been experimenting at home? It must help make sense of a lot of things

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  8. I did try Renata but I couldn't do it. I think you need to really know what you are doing.

    The whole experience with the Institute is fascinating and very exciting. It's also interesting to hear other people's stories such as a man who was left severely disabled after a car accident and is now a qualified chiropractor (6 years study) walks and drives, is a lovely guy and honestly, if he didn't tell you his story you would never, in a million years guess he used to be crippled in a wheelchair.

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