The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk

Now, for the first time, this remarkable book shows that children with a brain injury at or near birth can get better, too. These stories of children's recovery and improvements are a revelation--surprising, inspiring, and illuminating.

Author: Karen Pape


ISBN: 1988025052


Page: 352

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In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Karen Pape tells the story of how some children with early brain damage astounded everyone around them. The brain injury they suffered at or near birth had led to motor problems such as the awkward gait we associate with cerebral palsy. Yet they were able to run, kick a soccer ball, tap dance, and play tennis. This was not supposed to happen. It ran counter to the prevailing belief that the brain is hardwired and fixed. When Dr. Pape first shared her remarkable findings, she ran into fierce opposition frommainstream medicine. Yet this courageous neonatologist didn t back down. In her clinical practice, Pape helped many young brain-damaged children to significantly improve their movement. It led her to ask why some of them could run but not walk with the same ease. Her answer was astounding: By the time they learned to run, their brains had healed. The awkward walking gait was actually a bad habit acquired while the brain was still damaged. This is the power and the beauty of neuroplasticity, the brain s amazing ability to change and heal. It has revolutionized the treatment of adults who suffer stroke. Now, for the first time, this remarkable book shows that children with a brain injuryat or near birth can get better, too. These stories of children s recovery and improvements are a revelation surprising, inspiring, and illuminating. They offer real hope for some of the world s most vulnerable children and a better understanding of how the baby brain grows and recovers."

An Evidence Based Guide to Combining Interventions with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practice

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 39(4), 214–223. h ps:// Pape, K. (2016). The boy who could run but not walk: Understanding neuroplasticity in the child's brain. Barlow Book Publishing.

Author: Erna Imperatore Blanche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000481679

Category: Medical

Page: 348

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This book offers practical ideas on the combination of sensory integration theory principles with other evidence-based approaches in the evaluation and treatment of multifaceted issues in children with disabilities. Using the ICF Model, a Clinical Reasoning Model, and featuring numerous case studies, the opening chapters focus on the evidence for combining intervention approaches with diagnoses most often encountered in clinical practice. The latter half of the book covers the delivery of services using blended intervention approaches in different settings, such as the school, the hospital, and in nature. Featured are existing community programs illustrating the combination of approaches in practice. Appendices include reproducible resources, a guide to assessments, and approaches. The text will guide occupational therapists and other health professionals working with children and adolescents across a variety of settings in using clinical reasoning skills in a systematic manner that will lead to better interventions.

Sherrington s Loom

Pape K. The boy who could run but not walk: understanding neuroplasticity in the child's brain. Toronto, ON: Barlow Books, 2016. Meyers EM, Borzello M, Freiwald WA, Tsao D. Intelligent information loss: the coding of facial identity, ...

Author: Alan J. McComas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190936563

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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In Sherrington's Loom, Alan McComas provides a historical account of the research that has led to recognition of key mechanisms underlying consciousness. Evidence is assembled from a rich variety of sources--neurological patients, animal behavior, laboratory studies, and especially brain stimulation and recording in humans and animals. Among the remarkable advances in the field has been the ability to identify nerve cells in the human brain that store memories of specific people, places, and objects. In addition to dealing with the issue of "free will," the book assembles the information into possible working models for sensations, intentions, and actions. McComas concludes by considering the possibility of consciousness in artificially intelligent systems.

Sacred Play

But in some ways, Jude's allusion to the boy could be interpreted to challenge the priest and other critics who believe charismatic healing to ... Jude saw as well as I did that the boy still could not walk without pain, let alone run.

Author: Selva J. Raj

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438429816

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.

Sean and Himself

Just because you cannot see them does not mean that they are not really there.” “Are you telling me that you believe ... It was then that Sean realized the boy could not walk or run from his wheelchair. His little legs were of no use to ...

Author: Glenn

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462016914

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 564


Sean O'Reilly is a wee Irishman who loves just three things-sleeping, two Irish ngers of liquid refreshment, and telling tales about the adventures of Sean and 'Himself, ' an eight-inch-tall leprechaun with an infectious grin and amicable nature that hide his cunning and crafty side. After Sean captures 'Himself, ' he soon realizes he just needs one thing to make his life complete-the pot of gold the tiny leprechaun possesses. Like Sean, 'Himself' loves to natter over times that were, are, and have yet to be, but of all the wee folk, 'Himself' is the most industrious as he toils making fairy shoes. The gold he receives is stored in a large crock-a vessel that every mortal is after, including Sean. For centuries, mankind has coveted the gold, and each time, 'Himself' has bested the mortal men. Known for his sneaky ways and vivid imagination, 'Himself' is not about to give up easily and will ght tooth and nail to keep his treasure. As Sean and 'Himself' embark on one unforgettable journey after another, a friendship between two adversaries comes alive, bringing each more joy than they ever could have imagined."

Boy s Life

and many on its feet and showed that he might not walk like a man but he sure could run like a rabbit. Of course, in such cases the reality of physics must eventually intrude and Biggun's weight crashed him to the concrete before he got ...

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453231562

Category: Fiction

Page: 582

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An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).

The Mind of the Child Part II

But the statement of Heyfelder is not correct, that the average time at which sound children learn to walk (“laufen ... Sigismund's boy could run before he imitated words and gestures, and he did not yet form a sentence when he had more ...

Author: William T. Preyer

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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The Mind of the Child The development of the intellect

But the statement of Heyfelder is not correct , that the average time at which sound children learn to walk ... Sigismund's boy could run before he imitated words and gestures , and he did not yet form a sentence when he had more than ...

Author: William T. Preyer


ISBN: HARVARD:32044029535150

Category: Child development


View: 974


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Francis James Child. А Lovely Jenny's Garland , three copies , as early as 1775 , but without place or date . ... 16 Away this little boy is gone , as fast as he could run ; When he came where brigs were broke , he lay down and swum .

Author: Francis James Child


ISBN: IND:30000080029824

Category: Ballads, English


View: 880


Traditions of the Caddo

The old woman killed the raccoon , then returned to the tree , and when she found the boy gone she was angry , and started after him as fast as she could run , but he was too far ahead , and she could not catch him .

Author: George Amos Dorsey

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803266022

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 904


First encountered by explorer Hernando de Soto in the 16th century, the Caddoan tribes, found along the Red River in present-day Arkansas and Louisiana, practiced agriculture long before they hunted buffalo. These tales vibrate with both earthly and unearthly forces.